Ephesians 3

Paul’s Stewardship

For this reason I, Paul a the prisoner of b Christ Jesus c for the sake of you d Gentiles if indeed you have heard of the e stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; f that g by revelation there was h made known to me i the mystery j as I wrote before in brief.
Lit To which, when you read
By referring to this, when you read you can understand l my insight
Lit in
into the n mystery of Christ,
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy o apostles and prophets
Or by
in the Spirit;
to be specific, that the Gentiles are q fellow heirs and r fellow members of the body, and s fellow partakers of the promise in t Christ Jesus through the gospel, u of which I was made a v minister, according to the gift of w God’s grace which was given to me x according to the working of His power. To me, y the very least of all
Or holy ones
saints, this grace was given, to aa preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable ab riches of Christ,
and to
Two early mss read make all know
bring to light what is the administration of the ad mystery which for ages has been ae hidden in God af who created all things;
10 so that the manifold ag wisdom of God might now be ah made known through the church to the ai rulers and the authorities in aj the heavenly places. 11 This was in ak accordance with the
Lit purpose of the ages
eternal purpose which He
Or formed
carried out in an Christ Jesus our Lord,
12 in whom we have boldness and
Lit access in confidence
,
ap confident aq access through faith
Lit of Him
in Him.
13 Therefore I ask
Or that I may not lose
you not at to lose heart at my tribulations au on your behalf
Lit which are
for they are your glory.

14 For this reason I aw bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom
Or the whole
every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,
16 that He would grant you, according to ay the riches of His glory, to be az strengthened with power through His Spirit in ba the inner man, 17 so that bb Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being bc rooted and bd grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with be all the
V 8, note 1
saints what is bg the breadth and length and height and depth,
19 and to know bh the love of Christ which bi surpasses knowledge, that you may be bj filled up to all the bk fullness of God.

20  bl Now to Him who is bm able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think bn according to the power that works within us, 21  bo to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations
Lit of the age of the ages
forever and ever. Amen.
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