1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles;
2 if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to
me for you,
3 how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written
4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been
revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
6 that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and joint partakers of His
promise in Christ through the gospel,
7 of which I was made a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me
by the effective working of His power.
8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should
preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of
the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;
10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known through the
church to the rulers and authorities in the heavenlies,
11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through His faith.
13 Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my afflictions on your behalf, which is
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 of whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named,
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with
might through His Spirit in the inner man,
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and
grounded in love,
18 may be able to grasp with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and
19 to know the surpassing knowledge and love of Christ; that you may be filled with all
the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that works in us,
21 to Him be glory in the church in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.