Paul’s Stewardship1 For this reason I, Paul a the prisoner of b Christ Jesus c for the sake of you d Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the e stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 f that g by revelation there was h made known to me i the mystery j as I wrote before in brief. 4 ▼
▼ Lit To which, when you readBy referring to this, when you read you can understand l my insight ▼
▼ Lit ininto the n mystery of Christ, 5 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 byin the Spirit; 6 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, 7 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. 8 To me, y the very least of all ▼
▼ Or holy onessaints, this grace was given, to aa preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable ab riches of Christ, 9 and to ▼
▼ Two early mss read make all knowbring 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 ageseternal purpose which He ▼
▼ Or formedcarried 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 Himin Him. 13 Therefore I ask ▼
▼ Or that I may not loseyou not at to lose heart at my tribulations au on your behalf ▼
▼ Lit which arefor they are your glory. 14 For this reason I aw bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom ▼
▼ Or the wholeevery 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 1saints 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 agesforever and ever. Amen.
Copyright information for NASB_th
Welcome to STEP Bible
From Tyndale House, Cambridge UK
Use the search box to find Bibles, commentaries, passages, search terms, etc. Here are some examples:
This shows how to quickly lookup a passage.
Looking up a passage in three different translations is also easy.
This asks STEP to search for the Greek word for 'brother' and show the results in the ESV.
This example runs both a 'Hebrew word search' and a 'Text' search and shows the results in both the NIV and ESV.
You can mix most searches. This finds any word translated as 'throne' in the Prophets and the New Testament, but only in verses concerning the topic 'David'. This excludes verses which refer to a 'throne' in other contexts.
Interlinear Hebrew & Greek is available for some translations with grammar (and more soon). To reverse the interlinear order, click on a version abbreviation under the verse number.
© Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK - 2018