Ephesians 3:1-13 ESV

The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed

1 For this reason I, Paul, 1a prisoner for Christ Jesus 2on behalf of you Gentiles--

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2 assuming that you have heard of 3the stewardship of 4God's grace that was given to me for you,

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3 5how the mystery was made known to me 6by revelation, 7as I have written briefly.

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4 8When you read this, you can perceive my insight into 9the mystery of Christ,

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5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
6 This mystery isa that the Gentiles are 10fellow heirs, 11members of the same body, and 12partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

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    • k 3:6 - The words This mystery is are inferred from verse 4
      7 13Of this gospel I was made 14a minister according to the gift of 15God's grace, which was given me 16by the working of his power.

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          8 To me, 17though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, 18to preach to the Gentiles the 19unsearchable 20riches of Christ,

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              9 and 21to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery 22hidden for ages inb God 23who created all things,

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                • l 3:9 - Or by
                  10 so that through the church the manifold 24wisdom of God 25might now be made known to 26the rulers and authorities 27in the heavenly places.

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                  11 This was 28according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

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                  12 in whom we have 29boldness and 30access with 31confidence through our 32faith in him.

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                  13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering 33for you, 34which is your glory.

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