Ephesians 3

The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed

1For this reason I, Paul, a  a prisoner for Christ Jesus b  on behalf of you Gentiles 2assuming that you have heard of c  the stewardship of d  God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 e  how the mystery was made known to me f  by revelation g  as I have written briefly. 4 h  When you read this, you can perceive my insight into i  the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6This mystery is
The words This mystery is are inferred from verse 4
that the Gentiles are k  fellow heirs, l  members of the same body, and m  partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

7 n  Of this gospel I was made o  a minister according to the gift of p  God’s grace, which was given me q  by the working of his power. 8To me, r  though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, s  to preach to the Gentiles the t  unsearchable u  riches of Christ, 9and v  to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery w  hidden for ages in
Or by
God y  who created all things,
10so that through the church the manifold z  wisdom of God aa  might now be made known to ab  the rulers and authorities ac  in the heavenly places. 11This was ad  according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12in whom we have ae  boldness and af  access with ag  confidence through our ah  faith in him. 13So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering ai  for you aj  which is your glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Strength

14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom ak  every family
Or fatherhood; the Greek word patria is closely related to the word for Father in verse 14
in heaven and on earth is named,
16that according to am  the riches of his glory an  he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit ao  in your inner being, 17 ap  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faiththat you, being aq  rooted and ar  grounded in love, 18may have strength to as  comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and at  height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ au  that surpasses knowledge, that av  you may be filled with all aw  the fullness of God.

20 ax  Now to ay  him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think az  according to the power at work within us, 21 ba  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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