Although I am less than the least of all God's people,1 this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles2 the unsearchable riches of Christ,39
and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,4 which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God5 should be made known6 to the rulers and authorities7 in the heavenly realms,811
according to his eternal purpose9 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In him and through faith in him we may approach God10 with freedom and confidence.11