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Ephesians 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Mystery of Christ Revealed

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:1 -

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:2 - if indeed you heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:3 - that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:4 - About which, when you read you can understand my insight [fn]into the mystery of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:5 - which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it was now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets [fn]in the Spirit:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:6 - that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:8 - To me, the very least of all [fn]saints, this grace was given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the good news of the unfathomable riches of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - and to bring to light for all what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:10 - so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:11 - This was in accordance with the [fn]eternal purpose which He [fn]carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:12 - in whom we have boldness and [fn]confident access through faith [fn]in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:13 - Therefore I ask [fn]you not to lose heart at my afflictions on your behalf, which are your glory.

Prayer for Spiritual Power

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:14 -

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:15 - from whom [fn]every family in heaven and on earth is named,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:16 - that He would give you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:17 - so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being firmly rooted and grounded in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:18 - may be able to comprehend with all the [fn]saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:19 - and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:20 -

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or understand, according to the power that works within us,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:21 - to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [fn]forever and ever. Amen.
LSB Footnotes
Lit in
Or by
Or holy ones
Lit purpose of the ages
Lit did
Lit access in confidence
Lit of Him
Or that I may not lose
Or the whole
v 8, note 1
Lit of the age of the ages
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