Ephesians 3
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The Mystery of the Gospel

1Therefore I Paul, the prisoner of Christ for the sake of you Gentiles, 2if indeed you have heard the economy of the grace of God which is given to me unto you; 3that according to revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I formerly wrote to you briefly, 4according to which you, reading, are able to know my understanding in the mystery of Christ; 5which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets through the Spirit; 6that the Gentiles are to be fellow-heirs, and the same body, and partakers of the promise of Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7whose minister I became, according to the gift of the grace of God which was given unto me; according to the working of his power. 8To me, the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9and to shine forth what is the economy of the mystery which has been hidden from the ages in God who created all things; 10in order that the manifold wisdom of God through the church, may now be made known to the governments and authorities in the heavenlies, 11according to the purpose of the ages which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through the faith of him. 13Therefore I ask that you faint not in my tribulations in your behalf, which is your glory.

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this cause I bow my knees to the Father, 15of whom the whole family in heavens and upon earth is named, 16in order that he may grant unto you, according to the riches of his glory, that you be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; 18being rooted and grounded in divine love, in order that you may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height, 19and to know the divine love of Christ which transcends knowledge, in order that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.

20And to him who is able to do exceedingly above all things which we ask or think, according to the power working in us, 21to him be glory in the church indeed in Christ Jesus unto all the generations of the age of the ages: Amen.

The Godbey New Testament (1902)

Digital Text Courtesy TheWord.net Bible Software.

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible.

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