Ephesians 3
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The Mystery of the Gospel

1For this cause I Paul am a prisoner of Iesus Christe, for you heathen: 2Yf ye haue hearde of the dispensatio of the grace of God, which is geuen me to youwarde: 3For by reuelation shewed he the misterie vnto me (as I wrote afore in fewe wordes: 4Whereby, when ye reade, ye may vnderstande my knowledge in the misterie of Christe) 5Which misterie in other ages was not opened vnto the sonnes of men, as it is nowe reuealed vnto his holy apostles and prophetes by the spirite, 6That the gentiles shoulde be inheritours also, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christe, by the Gospell: 7Wherof I am made a minister, accordyng to the gyfte of the grace of God, which is geuen vnto me after the workyng of his power. 8Unto me the least of all saintes is this grace geuen, that I shoulde preache among the gentiles the vnsearchable ryches of Christe, 9And to bring to lyght to all men what the felowship of the misterie is whiche from the begynnyng of the world hath ben hid in god, which made all thinges through Iesus Christe: 10To thintent that nowe vnto the rulers and power in heauenly thynges myght be knowen by ye Church, the very manyfolde wysedome of God: 11According to ye eternall purpose which he wrought in Christe Iesus our Lord: 12By who we haue boldnesse & entraunce in ye confidence which is by faith of him. 13Wherfore I desire that ye faynt not in my tribulations for you, whiche is your glorie.

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this cause I bowe my knees vnto the father of our Lorde Iesus Christe, 15Of who all the famyly in heauen and earth is named: 16That he would graunt you, according to the rychesse of his glorie, to be strengthed with myght by his spirite in the inner man. 17That Christe may dwell in your heartes by fayth: that ye beyng rooted and grounded in loue, 18Myght be able to comprehende with al saintes, what is the breadth, & length, and deapth, and heygth: 19And to knowe the loue of Christe, whiche excelleth knowledge, that ye might be fylled with all fulnesse of God.

20Unto him that is able to do exceeding aboundauntly aboue all that we aske or thynke, accordyng to the power that worketh in vs, 21Be prayse in the Churche by Christe Iesus, throughout all ages, worlde without ende. Amen.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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