according to his eternal purpose1 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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In him and through faith in him we may approach God2 with freedom and confidence.3
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I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
For this reason I kneel4 before the Father,
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from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
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I pray that out of his glorious riches5 he may strengthen you with power6 through his Spirit in your inner being,7
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so that Christ may dwell in your hearts8 through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted9 and established in love,
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may have power, together with all the saints,10 to grasp how wide and long and high and deep11 is the love of Christ,
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and to know this love that surpasses knowledge12--that you may be filled13 to the measure of all the fullness of God.14
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Now to him who is able15 to do immeasurably more than all we ask16 or imagine, according to his power17 that is at work within us,
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to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.18
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