Ephesians 3
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The Mystery of Christ Revealed

1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2if indeed you heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4About which, when you read you can understand my insight [†]into the mystery of Christ, 5which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it was now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets [†]in the Spirit: 6that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8To me, the very least of all [†]saints, this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the good news of the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9and to bring to light for all what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. 11This was in accordance with the [†]eternal purpose which He [†]carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have boldness and [†]confident access through faith [†]in Him. 13Therefore I ask [†]you not to lose heart at my afflictions on your behalf, which are your glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Power

14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom [†]every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being firmly rooted and grounded in love, 18may be able to comprehend with all the [†]saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

20Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or understand, according to the power that works within us, 21to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [†]forever and ever. Amen.

4 Lit in
5 Or by
8 Or holy ones
11 Lit purpose of the ages
11 Lit did
12 Lit access in confidence
12 Lit of Him
13 Or that I may not lose
15 Or the whole
18 v 8, note 1
21 Lit of the age of the ages

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