Ephesians 3:1-13 - The Mystery Of Christ Revealed

1 For this cause [I bend my knees], I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you gentiles; 2 if, indeed, ye heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given me toward you, 3 that by revelation the mystery was made known to me, as I wrote before in few words, 4 whereby, when ye read, ye may perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ; 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it hath now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 that the gentiles are fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers with us of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel; 7 of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God, given to me according to the effectual working of his power.

8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, was this grace given, to make known among the gentiles the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 to make all men see what is the dispensation of the mystery, which hath been hidden for ages in God, who created all things; 10 to the intent that now to the principalities and powers in the heavenly regions might be known through the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 according to his purpose for ages, which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord; 12 in whom we have our boldness and our access in confidence, through faith in him. 13 Wherefore I entreat you not to be disheartened by the troubles I am suffering for you, since they are your glory.