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Ephesians 3
2 Assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace (His unmerited favor) that was entrusted to me for your benefit, 3 that the mystery (secret) was made known to me and I was allowed to comprehend it by direct revelation, as I already briefly wrote you. 4 When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ. 5 was never disclosed to human beings in past generations as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles (consecrated messengers) and prophets by the Spirit. 6 that the Gentiles are now to be fellow heirs , members of the same body and joint partakers in the same divine promise in Christ through the glad tidings (the Gospel). 7 Of this I was made a minister according to the gift of God's free grace (undeserved favor) which was bestowed on me by the exercise (the working in all its effectiveness) of His power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God's consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Christ , 9 Also to enlighten all men and make plain to them what is the plan of the mystery kept hidden through the ages and concealed until now in God Who created all things by Christ Jesus. 10 that through the church the Webster's New International Dictionary offers this as a definition of ``manifold" (the King James Version's rendering of the Greek polupoikilos).complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. 11 This is in accordance with the terms of the eternal and timeless purpose which He has realized and carried into effect in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear). 13 So I ask you not to lose heart at what I am suffering in your behalf. for it is an honor to you. 14 For this reason , I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named . 16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the Spirit . 17 May Christ through your faith dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, 18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth ; 19 to know the love of Christ, which far surpasses Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.mere knowledge ; that you may be filled Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.unto all the fullness of God ! 20 Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the power that is at work within us, is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we ask or think -- 21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen (so be it).