Ephesians 3
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The Mystery of the Gospel

1For this cause I Paul am a presoner of Iesus Christ for you Heythen, 2acordinge as ye haue herde of ye office of the grace of God which is geuen me to you warde. 3For by reuelacion was this mystery shewed vnto me, as I wrote aboue in fewe wordes: 4wherby whan ye rede it, ye maye perceaue myne vnderstondynge in ye mystery of Christ, 5which (mystery) in tymes past was not opened vnto the childre of me as it is now declared to his holy Apostles and prophetes by the sprete: namely, 6that the Heythen shulde be inheritours also, and of the same body, and partakers of his promes in Christ by the Gospell, 7wherof I am made a mynister acordynge to the gifte of the grace of God, which is geue me acordinge to the workynge of his power. 8Vnto me the leest of all sayntes is this grace geuen, that I shulde preach amonge the Heythe ye vnsearcheable riches of Christ, 9and to make all men se, what is the fellishippe of the mystery, which fro the begynnynge of the worlde hath bene hyd in God, which made all thiges thorow Iesus Christ: 10to the intent that now vnto the rulers and powers in heaue mighte be knowne by the congregacion the manifolde wyssdome off God, 11acordinge to ye eternall purpose, which he hath shewed in Christ Iesu oure LORDE 12by whom we haue boldnesse and intraunce in all confidece thorow faith on him. 13Wherfore I desyre that ye faynte not because of my tribulacions, yt I suffre for you, which is youre prayse.

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this cause I bowe my knees vnto the father of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, 15which is the true father, ouer all that is called father in heauen and in earth, 16that he graunte you (acordinge to ye riches of his glory) to be strengthed with power by his sprete in ye inwarde ma, 17that Christ maye dwell in youre hertes by faith, that ye beynge roted and grounded in loue, 18maye be able to coprehende with all sayntes, what is the bredth, and the length, and the deepth, and the heyth: 19and to knowe the loue of Christ, which loue yet passeth all knowlege: that ye maye be fylled with all maner of fulnesse of God.

20Vnto him that is able to do exceadinge abundauntly, aboue all that we axe or vnderstonde (acordinge to ye power that worketh in vs) 21be prayse in the congregacion, which is in Christ Iesu, at all tymes for euer and euer, Amen.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Ephesians 2
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