I became a servant of this gospel1 by the gift of God's grace given me2 through the working of his power.3
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Although I am less than the least of all God's people,4 this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles5 the unsearchable riches of Christ,6
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and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,7 which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
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His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God8 should be made known9 to the rulers and authorities10 in the heavenly realms,11
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according to his eternal purpose12 which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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In him and through faith in him we may approach God13 with freedom and confidence.14
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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 kneel15 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 riches16 he may strengthen you with power17 through his Spirit in your inner being,18
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so that Christ may dwell in your hearts19 through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted20 and established in love,
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