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Ephesians 3:1-13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles-- 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that 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 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 When you read this you can perceive 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 was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been 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 is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and 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 this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace which was given me by 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, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to 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 plan of the mystery hidden for ages 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 that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers 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 according to the eternal purpose which he has realized 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 confidence of access through our faith in him. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering 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.