1 For this reason I Paul, I whom Jesus has made a prisoner for the sake of you Gentiles ??2 for surely you have heard how the grace of God which was vouchsafed me in your interests has ordered it, 3 how the divine secret was disclosed to me by a revelation (if you read what I have already written briefly about this, 4 you can understand my insight into that secret of Christ 5 which was not disclosed to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his sacred apostles and prophets by the Spirit), 6 namely, that in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are co-heirs, companions, and co-partners in the Promise. 7 Such is the gospel which I was called to serve by the endowment of God's grace which was vouchsafed me, by the energy of his power;
8 less than the least of all saints as I am, this grace was vouchsafed me, that I should bring the Gentiles the gospel of the fathomless wealth of Christ 9 and enlighten all men upon the new order of that divine secret which God the Creator of all concealed from eternity ??10 intending to let the full sweep of the divine wisdom be disclosed now by the church to the angelic Rulers and Authorities in the heavenly sphere, 11 in terms of the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 through whom, as we have faith in him, we enjoy our confidence of free access. 13 So I beg of you not to lose heart over what I am suffering on your behalf; my sufferings are an honour to you.
14 For this reason, then, I kneel before the Father 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name and nature, 16 praying Him out of the wealth of his glory to grant you a mighty increase of strength by his Spirit in the inner man. 17 May Christ dwell in your hearts as you have faith! 18 May you be so fixed and founded in love that you can grasp with all the saints what is the meaning of 'the Breadth,' 'the Length,' 'the Depth' and 'the Height,' 19 by knowing the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge! May you be filled with the entire fulness of God!