4 For he chose usi in him before the creation of the worldj to be holy and blamelessk in his sight. In lovel 5 heb predestinedm us for adoption to sonshipc n through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasureo and will—
Or sight in love. 5He
The Greek word for adoption to sonship is a legal term referring to the full legal standing of an adopted male heir in Roman culture.