Ephesians 3:2-12 NIV

2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me1 for you,

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3 that is, the mystery2 made known to me by revelation,3 as I have already written briefly.

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4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight4 into the mystery of Christ,

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5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets.5

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6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs6 together with Israel, members together of one body,7 and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.8

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7 I became a servant of this gospel9 by the gift of God's grace given me10 through the working of his power.11

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8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people,12 this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles13 the unsearchable riches of Christ,14

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9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,15 which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.

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10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God16 should be made known17 to the rulers and authorities18 in the heavenly realms,19

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11 according to his eternal purpose20 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God21 with freedom and confidence.22

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