25 (A)Now to Him who is able to establish you (B)according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of (C)the mystery which has been kept secret for (D)long ages past, 26 but now is manifested, and by (E)the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to (F)obedience of faith; 27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, (G)be the glory forever. Amen.

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(A)that (B)by revelation there was (C)made known to me (D)the mystery, (E)as I wrote before in brief. [a]By referring to this, when you read you can understand (F)my insight [b]into the (G)mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy (H)apostles and prophets [c]in the Spirit; to be specific, that the Gentiles are (I)fellow heirs and (J)fellow members of the body, and (K)fellow partakers of the promise in (L)Christ Jesus through the gospel, (M)of which I was made a (N)minister, according to the gift of (O)God’s grace which was given to me (P)according to the working of His power. To me, (Q)the very least of all [d]saints, this grace was given, to (R)preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (S)riches of Christ, and to [e]bring to light what is the administration of the (T)mystery which for ages has been (U)hidden in God (V)who created all things; 10 so that the manifold (W)wisdom of God might now be (X)made known through the church to the (Y)rulers and the authorities in (Z)the heavenly places. 11 This was in (AA)accordance with the [f]eternal purpose which He [g]carried out in (AB)Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and [h](AC)confident (AD)access through faith [i]in Him. 13 Therefore I ask [j]you not (AE)to lose heart at my tribulations (AF)on your behalf, [k]for they are your glory.

14 For this reason I (AG)bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [l]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (AH)the riches of His glory, to be (AI)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (AJ)the inner man, 17 so that (AK)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (AL)rooted and (AM)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (AN)all the [m]saints what is (AO)the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (AP)the love of Christ which (AQ)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (AR)filled up to all the (AS)fullness of God.

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

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Footnotes

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

that their (A)hearts may be encouraged, having been (B)knit together in love, and attaining to all (C)the wealth [a]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a (D)true knowledge of (E)God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

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  1. Colossians 2:2 Lit of the full assurance

praying at the same time (A)for us as well, that God will open up to us a (B)door for (C)the word, so that we may speak forth (D)the mystery of Christ, for which I have also (E)been imprisoned;

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