1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles - 2 if indeed you have heard of the 1 dispensation of the grace of God a which was given to me for you, 3 b how that by revelation c He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already, 4 by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ), 5 which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets: 6 that the Gentiles d should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,
7 e of which I became a minister f according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by g the effective working of His power. 8 To me, h who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles i the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the 2 fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who j created all things 3 through Jesus Christ; 10 k to the intent that now l the 4 manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church m to the 5 principalities and powers in the heavenly places, 11 n according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access o with confidence through faith in Him. 13 p Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, q which is your glory.
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the r Father 6 of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, s according to the riches of His glory, t to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in u the inner man, 17 v that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, w being rooted and grounded in love, 18 x may be able to comprehend with all the saints y what is the width and length and depth and height - 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled z with all the fullness of God.
20 Now a to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly b above all that we ask or think, c according to the power that works in us, 21 d to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.