The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians
1 – For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ, for you Gentiles;
2 – If yet you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me towards you:
3 – How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words;
4 – As you reading, may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ,
5 – Which in other generations was not known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit:
6 – That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and co-partners of his promise in Christ Jesus, by the gospel:
7 – Of which I am made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God, which is given to me according to the operation of his power:
8 – To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles, the unsearchable riches of Christ,
9 – And to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God, who created all things:
10 – That the manifold wisdom of God may be made known to the principalities and powers in heavenly places through the church,
11 – According to the eternal purpose, which he made, in Christ Jesus our Lord:
12 – In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 – Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
14 – For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 – Of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named,
16 – That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man,
17 – That Christ may dwell by faith in your hearts; that being rooted and founded in charity,
18 – You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth:
19 – To know also the charity of Christ, which surpasseth all knowledge, that you may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
20 – Now to him who is able to do all things more abundantly than we desire or understand, according to the power that worketh in us;
21 – To him be glory in the church, and in Christ Jesus unto all generations, world without end. Amen.
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