Now 1I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh 2I am filling up 3what is lacking in Christ's afflictions 4for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
5of which I became a minister according to 6the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
7the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
8To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are 9the riches of the glory of 10this mystery, which is Christ in you, 11the hope of glory.
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that 12we may present everyone 13mature in Christ.
For this 14I toil, 15struggling 16with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.