through whom we have received grace and (A)apostleship [a]to bring about the (B)obedience of faith among (C)all the Gentiles for His name’s sake,

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  1. Romans 1:5 Lit for obedience

15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of (A)the grace that was given me [a]from God,

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  1. Romans 15:15 One early ms reads by God

10 According to (A)the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder (B)I laid a foundation, and (C)another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.

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10 But by (A)the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I (B)labored even more than all of them, yet (C)not I, but the grace of God with me.

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and recognizing (A)the grace that had been given to me, [a](B)James and (C)Cephas and John, who were (D)reputed to be (E)pillars, gave to me and (F)Barnabas the (G)right [b]hand of fellowship, so that we might (H)go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.

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  1. Galatians 2:9 Or Jacob
  2. Galatians 2:9 Lit hands

(A)of which I was made a (B)minister, according to the gift of (C)God’s grace which was given to me (D)according to the working of His power. To me, (E)the very least of all [a]saints, this grace was given, to (F)preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (G)riches of Christ, and to [b]bring to light what is the administration of the (H)mystery which for ages has been (I)hidden in God (J)who created all things; 10 so that the manifold (K)wisdom of God might now be (L)made known through the church to the (M)rulers and the authorities in (N)the heavenly places. 11 This was in (O)accordance with the [c]eternal purpose which He [d]carried out in (P)Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and [e](Q)confident (R)access through faith [f]in Him. 13 Therefore I ask [g]you not (S)to lose heart at my tribulations (T)on your behalf, [h]for they are your glory.

14 For this reason I (U)bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [i]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (V)the riches of His glory, to be (W)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (X)the inner man, 17 so that (Y)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (Z)rooted and (AA)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (AB)all the [j]saints what is (AC)the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (AD)the love of Christ which (AE)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (AF)filled up to all the (AG)fullness of God.

20 (AH)Now to Him who is (AI)able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, (AJ)according to the power that works within us, 21 (AK)to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [k]forever and ever. Amen.

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  1. Ephesians 3:8 Or holy ones
  2. Ephesians 3:9 Two early mss read make all know
  3. Ephesians 3:11 Lit purpose of the ages
  4. Ephesians 3:11 Or formed
  5. Ephesians 3:12 Lit access in confidence
  6. Ephesians 3:12 Lit of Him
  7. Ephesians 3:13 Or that I may not lose
  8. Ephesians 3:13 Lit which are
  9. Ephesians 3:15 Or the whole
  10. Ephesians 3:18 V 8, note 1
  11. Ephesians 3:21 Lit of the age of the ages

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