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Ephesians 3 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles - 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you; 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 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 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 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 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working 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 very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 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 to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 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 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. 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 was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord , 11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are 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 bow my knees before the Father, 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 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 Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded 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 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 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 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to 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 is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 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 the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.