For thisreason I, Paul, 1the prisoner of 2ChristJesus3for the sake of you 4Gentiles -
2ifindeed you have heard of the 5stewardship of God'sgrace which was given to me for you;
36that 7by revelation there was 8madeknown to me 9the mystery, 10as I wrotebefore in brief.
4aBy referring to this, when you read you canunderstand11my insightbinto the 12mystery of Christ,
5which in othergenerations was not madeknown to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy13apostles and prophetscin the Spirit;
to be specific, that the Gentiles are 14fellowheirs and 15fellowmembers of the body, and 16fellowpartakers of the promise in 17ChristJesusthrough the gospel,
718of which I was made a 19minister, according to the gift of 20God'sgrace which was given to me 21according to the working of His power.
To me, 22the veryleast of alldsaints, thisgrace was given, to 23preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable24riches of Christ,
and to ebring to lightwhat is the administration of the 25mystery which for ages has been 26hidden in God27who createdallthings;
10so that the manifold28wisdom of God might now be 29madeknownthrough the church to the 30rulers and the authorities in 31the heavenly places.
This was in 32accordance with the feternalpurposewhich He gcarried out in 33ChristJesus our Lord,
in whom we haveboldness and h34confident35accessthroughfaithiin Him.
13Therefore I askjyou not 36to loseheart at my tribulations37on your behalf, kfor they are your glory.
For thisreason I 38bow my kneesbefore the Father,
from whomleveryfamily in heaven and on earthderives its name,
that He would grant you, according to 39the riches of His glory, to be 40strengthened with powerthrough His Spirit in 41the innerman,
so that 42Christ may dwell in your heartsthroughfaith; and that you, being 43rooted and 44grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with 45all the msaintswhat is 46the breadth and length and height and depth,
and to know47the love of Christ which 48surpassesknowledge, that you may be 49filled up to all the 50fullness of God.
2051Now to Him who is 52able to dofarmoreabundantlybeyondall that we askorthink, 53according to the power that workswithin us,
2154to Him be the glory in the church and in ChristJesus to allgenerationsnforever and ever. Amen.