Ephesians 3

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which has been given to me in you, 3how that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery (as I wrote above in a few words, 4by which, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of the Christ), 5which in other generations was not made known unto the sons of men as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit, 6that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs and of the same body and partakers of his promise in the Christ by the gospel, 7of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the operation of his power. 8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of the Christ 9and to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the ages has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. 10To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} the manifold wisdom of God, 11according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12In whom we have security and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13Therefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ 15(of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named), 16that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man, 17that the Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that ye, being rooted and grounded in charity, 18may be able to well comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height 19and to know the charity of the Christ, which passes all knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. 20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21unto him be glory in the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} by Christ Jesus throughout all generations of the ages of the ages. Amen.