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Ephesians 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Mystery Revealed
The Gentiles Are Fellow Heirs
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:1 - For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:2 - if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:3 - how that by revelation He made known to me the mystery (as I have briefly written already,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:4 - by which, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:5 - which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets:
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:6 - that the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:7 - of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.
Purpose of the Mystery
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:8 - To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:9 - and to make all see what is the fellowship[fn] of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:10 - to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:11 - according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:12 - in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:13 - Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Appreciation of the Mystery
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:14 - For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:15 - from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:16 - that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:17 - that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:18 - may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:19 - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:20 - Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 3:21 - to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text read stewardship (dispensation).
NU-Text omits through Jesus Christ.
NU-Text omits of our Lord Jesus Christ.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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