Ephesians 3:12-21 NIV

12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God1 with freedom and confidence.2

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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 kneel3 before the Father,

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

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    • a 3:15 - Or "whom all fatherhood"
      16 I pray that out of his glorious riches4 he may strengthen you with power5 through his Spirit in your inner being,6

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      17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts7 through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted8 and established in love,

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      18 may have power, together with all the saints,9 to grasp how wide and long and high and deep10 is the love of Christ,

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      19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge11--that you may be filled12 to the measure of all the fullness of God.13

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      20 Now to him who is able14 to do immeasurably more than all we ask15 or imagine, according to his power16 that is at work within us,

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      21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.17

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