Ephesians 3:3-13 NIV

3 that is, the mystery1 made known to me by revelation,2 as I have already written briefly.

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4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight3 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.4

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6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs5 together with Israel, members together of one body,6 and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.7

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7 I became a servant of this gospel8 by the gift of God's grace given me9 through the working of his power.10

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8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people,11 this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles12 the unsearchable riches of Christ,13

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9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,14 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 God15 should be made known16 to the rulers and authorities17 in the heavenly realms,18

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11 according to his eternal purpose19 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God20 with freedom and confidence.21

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