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Ephesians 3

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

3:2 If that ordering of the grace of God has come to your knowledge, which was given to me for you,

3:3 How by revelation the secret was made clear to me, as I said before in a short letter,

3:4 By the reading of which you will be clear about my knowledge of the secret of Christ;

3:5 Which in other generations was not given to the sons of men, but the revelation of it has now been made to his holy Apostles and prophets in the Spirit;

3:6 Which is that the Gentiles have a part in the heritage, and in the same body, and in the same hope in Christ through the good news,

3:7 Of which I was made a preacher, through that grace of God which was given to me in the measure of the working of his power.

3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, was this grace given, so that I might make clear to the Gentiles the good news of the unending wealth of Christ:

3:9 And make all men see what is the ordering of the secret which from the first has been kept in God who made all things;

3:10 So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,

3:11 Which is seen in his eternal purpose in Christ Jesus our Lord:

3:12 By whom we come near to God without fear through faith in him.

3:13 For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.

3:14 For this cause I go down on my knees before the Father,

3:15 From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,

3:16 That in the wealth of his glory he would make you strong with power through his Spirit in your hearts;

3:17 So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love,

3:18 May have strength to see with all the saints how wide and long and high and deep it is,

3:19 And to have knowledge of the love of Christ which is outside all knowledge, so that you may be made complete as God himself is complete.

3:20 Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,

3:21 To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations for ever and ever. So be it.