1Of this gospel I was made 2a minister according to the gift of 3God's grace, which was given me 4by the working of his power.
To me, 5though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, 6to preach to the Gentiles the 7unsearchable 8riches of Christ,
and 9to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery 10hidden for ages in God 11who created all things,
so that through the church the manifold 12wisdom of God 13might now be made known to 14the rulers and authorities 15in the heavenly places.
This was 16according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
in whom we have 17boldness and 18access with 19confidence through our 20faith in him.
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering 21for you, 22which is your glory.