1 For this cause I Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ for you gentiles, 2 if indeed you heard of the dispensation of the grace of God given to me for you, 3 that by revelation the mystery was made known to me,??s I wrote before in a few words, 4 by reading which you can understand my knowledge of the mystery of Christ,??5 which in other generations was not made known to the children of men as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit, 6 that the gentiles are co-heirs and of the same body and joint partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 of which I was made a minister by the gracious gift of God, given to me by the operation of his power.
8 To me, who am the least of all saints, was this grace given, to preach to the nations the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to enlighten all men as to the dispensation of the mystery concealed from eternity in God who created all things, 10 that now to the principalities and powers in the heavenly [worlds] should be made known, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God, 11 according to the eternal purpose which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in him. 13 Wherefore I desire you not to faint on account of my afflictions for you, which are your glory.
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father, 15 of whom all the family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that he would grant to you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through the faith, you being founded and established in love, 18 that you may be able to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length, and depth and height, 19 and to know the love of Christ which exceeds knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.