Ephesians 3:10-20 NIV

10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,

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11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

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13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,

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15 from whom every familya in heaven and on earth derives its name.

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    • h 3:15 - The Greek for "family" ("patria" ) is derived from the Greek for "father" ("pater" ).
      16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

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      17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,

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      18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

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      19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

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      20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,

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