I, Paul, am a prisoner of Christ Jesus because of my preaching to you Gentiles.
As you already know, God has given me this special ministry of announcing his favor to you Gentiles.
As I briefly mentioned earlier in this letter, God himself revealed his secret plan to me.
As you read what I have written, you will understand what I know about this plan regarding Christ.
God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now he has revealed it by the Holy Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets.
And this is the secret plan: The Gentiles have an equal share with the Jews in all the riches inherited by God's children. Both groups have believed the Good News, and both are part of the same body and enjoy together the promise of blessings through Christ Jesus.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)