PAUL THE APOSTLE
Ephesians 3 ©
1 Paul testifies that he was imprisoned because of his steadfastness in the doctrine of the gracious calling of the Gentiles. 3 Which he had received by an especial revelation of God. 5 And that in the former age, this was never in such manner made known unto men. 7 That he was made a minister of the Gospel to publish the same doctrine among the Gentiles. 10 And to make known by the congregation the manifold wisdom of God, even to the angels in heaven. 13 Exhorts them not to grow remiss during his afflictions. 14 And prays to God to strengthen them more and more. 17 That Christ may dwell in their hearts by faith. 18 And that they may comprehend the breadth, length, depth and height of this grace and love of Christ. 20 Concluding with a thanksgiving to God.
FOR this cause I Paul, thea1prisoner of Jesus Christ 2for you Gentiles,
If ye have heard of the 3dispensation 4ofb the grace of God whichc is given me 5to you-ward:d
How that bye revelation he made known unto me thef6mystery; (as I wrote 7afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand 8my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
9Which in other 10ages was not made known unto the sons of men, 11asg it is now revealed unto his holy apostles 12and prophets by the Spirit;
That the Gentiles should be 13fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me 14byh the effectual working of his power.
Unto me, whoi am less than 15the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach amongj the Gentiles 16the unsearchable riches of Christ;
And to make all men 17see what is the fellowship ofk the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid 18in God, who createdl19all things by Jesus Christ:
Tom the intent that now unto 20the principalities and powers 21in heavenly places might be known 22by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
23According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Inn24whom we have 25boldness and 26access 27with confidence by the faith 28of him.
Whereforeo I desire that ye 29faint not at my tribulations 30forp you, 31which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees unto 32the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
33Of whom 34the whole family 35in heaven and earth 36is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthenedq with might by his Spirit in the 37inner man;
That Christ may dwell 38in your hearts by faith; that ye, being 39rooted and groundedr in 40love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is 41the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth 42knowledge, that ye might be filled with all 43the fulness of God.
Nows unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power 44that worketh in us,
Unto him be glory 45in the church by Christ Jesus throughout 46all ages, world 47without end. Amen.