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Ephesians 3 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me on your account. 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3 That by revelation he made known to 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 By which when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge 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 ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by 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 That the Gentiles should be joint-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by 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 the grace of God given to me by the effectual 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, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among 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 fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 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 to the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by 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 with confidence by the faith of him, 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is 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 to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and 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 to be strengthened with might by 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 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; 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 able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and highth. 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 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 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 To him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.