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EPHESIANS 3

 3:1   For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you, the Gentiles 

 3:2   If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you,

 3:3   That by revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I have written previously in brief,

 3:4   By which, in reading it, you can perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ,

 3:5   Which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in spirit,

 3:6   That in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the Body and fellow partakers of the promise through the gospel,

 3:7   Of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God which was given to me according to the operation of His power.

 3:8   To me, less than the least of all saints, was this grace given to announce to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ as the gospel

 3:9   And to enlighten all that they may see what the economy of the mystery is, which throughout the ages has been hidden in God, who created all things,

 3:10   In order that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenlies the multifarious wisdom of God might be made known through the church,

 3:11   According to the eternal purpose which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord,

 3:12   In whom we have boldness and access in confidence through faith in Him.

 3:13   Therefore I ask you not to faint at my afflictions for your sake, since they are your glory.

 3:14   For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,

 3:15   Of whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named,

 3:16   That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man,

 3:17   That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith,
that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

 3:18   May be full of strength to apprehend with all the saints what the breadth and length and height and depth are

 3:19   And to know the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ,
that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.

 3:20   But to Him who is able to do superabundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power which operates in us,

 3:21   To Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all the generations forever and ever. Amen.


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