Ephesians 3:1-6 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 This is why I, Paul, am in jail for Christ, having taken up the cause of you outsiders, so-called. 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
2 I take it that you're familiar with the part I was given in God's plan for including everybody. 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3 I got the inside story on this from God himself, as I just wrote you in brief. 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
4 As you read over what I have written to you, you'll be able to see for yourselves into the mystery of Christ. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
5 None of our ancestors understood this. Only in our time has it been made clear by God's Spirit through his holy apostles and prophets of this new order. 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 The mystery is that people who have never heard of God and those who have heard of him all their lives (what I've been calling outsiders and insiders) stand on the same ground before God. They get the same offer, same help, same promises in Christ Jesus. The Message is accessible and welcoming to everyone, across the board. 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.