Ephesians 3:5-15 NIV

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.1

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6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs2 together with Israel, members together of one body,3 and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.4

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7 I became a servant of this gospel5 by the gift of God's grace given me6 through the working of his power.7

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8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people,8 this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles9 the unsearchable riches of Christ,10

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9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,11 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 God12 should be made known13 to the rulers and authorities14 in the heavenly realms,15

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11 according to his eternal purpose16 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God17 with freedom and confidence.18

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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 kneel19 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"