For this reason I, Paul, 1a prisoner for Christ Jesus 2on behalf of you Gentiles--
assuming that you have heard of 3the stewardship of 4God's grace that was given to me for you,
5how the mystery was made known to me 6by revelation, 7as I have written briefly.
8When you read this, you can perceive my insight into 9the mystery of Christ,
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.
This mystery is that the Gentiles are 10fellow heirs, 11members of the same body, and 12partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
13Of this gospel I was made 14a minister according to the gift of 15God's grace, which was given me 16by the working of his power.
To me, 17though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, 18to preach to the Gentiles the 19unsearchable 20riches of Christ,
and 21to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery 22hidden for ages in God 23who created all things,
so that through the church the manifold 24wisdom of God 25might now be made known to 26the rulers and authorities 27in the heavenly places.
This was 28according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
in whom we have 29boldness and 30access with 31confidence through our 32faith in him.
So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering 33for you, 34which is your glory.