1 For this cause I Paul am the prisoner of Jesus Christ for the sake of you Gentiles: 2 as ye have heard the dispensation of the grace of God, which was given me to preach unto you: 3 that by immediate revelation He made known to me the mystery, (as I wrote before in brief, by which, 4 when ye read it, ye may perceive my knowledge in the mystery of Christ,) 5 which in other generations was not made known to men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; that the Gentiles should be co-heirs, 6 and of the same body, and joint-partakers of his promise in Christ, by the gospel: 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God conferred on me by the effectual operation of his power.
8 On me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace bestowed, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and make all men to see the communication of the mystery, which from the ages past hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ; 10 that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly regions; 11 according to the ancient purpose, which He executed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 by whom we have freedom and access with confidence through faith in Him. 13 Wherefore I desire that ye would not be discouraged at my afflictions on your account, which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to his glorious riches, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit, as to the inner man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: and be ye rooted and grounded in love, 18 that ye may be able, with all the saints, to comprehend what is the breadth, and length, and depth, 19 and height, and to know the love of Christ, which surpasseth knowledge; that ye may be filled according to the abundant fulness of God.
20 Now to Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we can ask or think, according to the power operating in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all the generations of eternal ages. Amen.