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Ephesians 1:12-13

1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope 1  on Christ, 2  would be to the praise of his glory. 1:13 And when 3  you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) – when you believed in Christ 4  – you were marked with the seal 5  of the promised Holy Spirit, 6 

1 tn Or “who had already hoped.”

2 tn Or “the Messiah.”

3 tn Grk “in whom you also, when…” (continuing the sentence from v. 12).

4 tn Grk “in whom also having believed.” The relative pronoun “whom” has been replaced in the translation with its antecedent (“Christ”) to improve the clarity.

5 tn Or “you were sealed.”

6 tn Grk “the Holy Spirit of promise.” Here ἐπαγγελίας (epangelias, “of promise”) has been translated as an attributive genitive.

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