Ephesians 3


The Mystery of Christ Revealed

For this favor, I Paul, the prisoner of the Christ Jesus, for of you of the nations, if indeed you heard the administration of the favor of God having been given to me towards you, that by revelation he made known to me the mystery (as I wrote beforehand a little, to which you are able reading to comprehend my understanding in the mystery of the Christ), which unto other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as now it was revealed to [2holy 3apostles 1his] and prophets in spirit; [3to be 1for the 2nations] joint-heirs, and joint-bodies, and joint-partners, of his promise in the Christ through the good news, of which I became servant according to the gift of the favor of God, the one given to me according to the energy of his power. To me the less than the least of all of the holy ones, was given this favor among the nations to announce good news -- the untraceable riches of the Christ, and to enlighten all as to what is the fellowship of the mystery of the thing being concealed from the eons by God, to the one [2all things 1having created] through Jesus Christ, 10 that should be made known now to the sovereignties and to the authorities among the heavenlies through the assembly, the multifarious wisdom of God, 11 according to the intention of the eons, which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord; 12 in whom we have an open manner and access in reliance through the belief of his. 13 Therefore I ask not to tire in my afflictions for you, which is your glory. 14 For this favor I bend my knees to the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 of whom every family in the heavens and upon earth is named, 16 that he should give to you according to the riches of his glory, power to be fortified through his spirit, in the inside man; 17 [3to dwell 1for the 2Christ] through the belief in your hearts, in love being rooted and founded; 18 that you should be competent to perceive with all the holy ones, what is the width and length and depth and height; 19 and to know [5which 6exceeds 1the 7knowledge 2love 3of the 4Christ], that you should be filled in all the fullness of God. 20 And to the one being able above all to do superabundantly what we ask or comprehend, according to the power operating in us, 21 to him be the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the eon of the eons. Amen.
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