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1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you Gentiles,-- 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 if so be that ye have heard of the dispensation of that grace of God which was given me to you-ward; 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3 how that by revelation was made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote before in few words, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 whereby, when ye read, ye can perceive my understanding in 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 generation was not made known unto the sons of men, as it hath now been revealed unto 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 wit], 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 whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given 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 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach unto the Gentiles the unsearchable 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 make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery which for ages hath been hid 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 to the intent that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenly [places] might be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of God, 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 according to the eternal purpose which he purposed 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 access in confidence through our faith in him. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 Wherefore I ask that ye may not faint at my tribulations for you, which 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 cause I bow my knees unto the Father, 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 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, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man; 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that ye, 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 strong to apprehend 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 passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness 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 unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in 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 unto him [be] the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen. 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.