Ephesians 3
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

The Mystery of the Gospel

1For this, I Paul, the imprisoned of Christ Jesus for you the nations, 2If ye have heard of the distribution of the grace of God given to me for you: 3That by revelation he made Known to me the mystery; (as I before wrote briefly, 4By which ye, reading, can perceive My understanding in the mystery of Christ,) 5Which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as now has been revealed to his holy sent and to the prophets by the Spirit: 6For the nations to be co-heirs, and united in one body, and, participators of his solemn promise in Christ by the good news: 7Of which I Became a servant, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me according to the energy of his power. 8To me, the least of all the holy ones, was this grace given, to announce the good news in the nations, the untraceable riches of Christ. 9And to enlighten all what the distribution of the mystery, concealed from times immemorial in God, having created all things by Jesus Christ: 10That it might now be made known to beginnings and powers in the heavenlies by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11According to the purpose of times immemorial which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12In whom we have freedom of speech and access with confidence by his faith. 13Wherefore I desire not to lose courage in my pressures for you, which is your glory.

Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this I bend my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15Of whom all the family in the heavens and upon earth is named, 16That he might give to you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the interior man; 17For Christ to dwell by faith in your hearts; in love being rendered firm, and the foundation laid, 18That ye might be fully able to comprehend with all the holy what the length, and breadth, and depth, and height; 19To know also the love of Christ, surpassing knowledge, that ye might be filled in all the fulness of God.

20And to him being able to do above all things more abundantly above what we ask or think, according to the power being energetic in us, 21To him the glory in the church in Christ Jesus to all generations of the times of times. Amen.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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