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Ephesians 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It is a consequence of this that I, Sha'ul, am a prisoner of the Messiah Yeshua on behalf of you Gentiles. 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 I assume that you have heard of the work God in his grace has given me to do for your benefit, 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3 and that it was by a revelation that this secret plan was made known to me. I have already written about it briefly, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 and if you read what I have written, you will grasp how I understand this secret plan concerning the Messiah. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
5 In past generations it was not made known to mankind, as the Spirit is now revealing it to his emissaries and prophets, 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.
6 that in union with the Messiah and through the Good News the Gentiles were to be joint heirs, a joint body and joint sharers with the Jews in what God has promised. 6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
7 I became a servant of this Good News by God's gracious gift, which he gave me through the operation of his power. 7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.
8 To me, the least important of all God's holy people, was given this privilege of announcing to the Gentiles the Good News of the Messiah's unfathomable riches, 8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
9 and of letting everyone see how this secret plan is going to work out. This plan, kept hidden for ages by God, the Creator of everything, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
10 is for the rulers and authorities in heaven to learn, through the existence of the Messianic Community, how many-sided God's wisdom is. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
11 This accords with God's age-old purpose, accomplished in the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord. 11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 In union with him, through his faithfulness, we have boldness and confidence when we approach God. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 So I ask you not to be discouraged by the troubles I endure on your behalf - it is all for your glory. 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
14 For this reason, I fall on my knees before the Father, 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth receives its character. 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16 I pray that from the treasures of his glory he will empower you with inner strength by his Spirit, 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 so that the Messiah may live in your hearts through your trusting. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in love, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
18 so that you, with all God's people, will be given strength to grasp the breadth, length, height and depth of the Messiah's love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
19 yes, to know it, even though it is beyond all knowing, so that you will be filled with all the fullness of God. 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who by his power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
21 to him be glory in the Messianic Community and in the Messiah Yeshua from generation to generation forever. Amen. 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.