Parallel Bible results for Ephesians 3

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Ephesians 3

NLT 1 When I think of all this, I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus for the benefit of you Gentiles  . . . NIV 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles-- NLT 2 assuming, by the way, that you know God gave me the special responsibility of extending his grace to you Gentiles. NIV 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you, NLT 3 As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. NIV 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. NLT 4 As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. NIV 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, NLT 5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed it to his holy apostles and prophets. NIV 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. NLT 6 And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus. NIV 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. NLT 7 By God’s grace and mighty power, I have been given the privilege of serving him by spreading this Good News. NIV 7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. NLT 8 Though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, he graciously gave me the privilege of telling the Gentiles about the endless treasures available to them in Christ. NIV 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, NLT 9 I was chosen to explain to everyone this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning. NIV 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. NLT 10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. NIV 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, NLT 11 This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus our Lord. NIV 11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. NLT 12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. NIV 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. NLT 13 So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored. NIV 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. NLT 14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, NIV 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, NLT 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. NIV 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. NLT 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. NIV 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, NLT 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. NIV 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, NLT 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. NIV 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, NLT 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. NIV 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. NLT 20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. NIV 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, NLT 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. NIV 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.