1 For this cause I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus in behalf of you gentiles, 2 if, at least, ye heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, 3 that by revelation was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief; 4 respecting which ye can, by reading, perceive my understanding in the mystery of Christ, 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 in the Spirit; 6 that the gentiles are fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partners with us of the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel; 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God which was given to me according to the working of His power.
8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to proclaim, to the gentiles, the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 and to plainly show what is the dispensation of the mystery which from the ages has been hidden away in God, Who made all things; 10 in order that now might be made known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenly places, through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God, 11 according to a purpose of the ages which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in Whom we have boldness and access with confidence through the faith of Him. 13 Wherefore, I ask that ye faint not at my tribulations in your behalf, which, indeed, is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father, 15 from Whom every family in Heaven and on earth is named, 16 that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit as to the inward man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that ye, having been rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be strong to apprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and height, and depth, 19 and to know the knowledge-surpassing love of Christ, that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God.
20 Now to Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us, 21 to Him be the glory in the assembly, and in Christ Jesus, unto all generations of the age of the ages. Amen.