Thematic Bible

Ephesians 3:1 (show verse)

This is why I, Paul, whom Jesus the Christ has made a prisoner for the sake of you heathen??2 if at least you have heard how I dealt with the mercy of God that was given me for you,

Ephesians 3:2 (show verse)

Ephesians 3:3 (show verse)

and how the secret was made known to me by revelation, as I have just briefly written.

Ephesians 3:4 (show verse)

As you read that, you will be able to understand the insight I have into the secret of the Christ

Ephesians 3:5 (show verse)

(which in past ages was not disclosed to mankind as fully as it has now been revealed through the Spirit to his holy apostles and prophets)

Ephesians 3:6 (show verse)

that through union with Christ Jesus the heathen are fellow-heirs with the Jews, belong to the same body and share the promise with them, through the good news

Ephesians 3:7 (show verse)

for which I became a worker by virtue of the gift of God's mercy which by the exercise of his power he has given me.

Ephesians 3:8 (show verse)

To me, the very least of all his people, this favor has been given, of preaching to the heathen the inexhaustible wealth of the Christ,

Ephesians 3:9 (show verse)

and making clear how the secret purpose is to be worked out which has been hidden away for ages in God the creator of all things,

Ephesians 3:10 (show verse)

so that the many-sided wisdom of God may now through the church be made known to the rulers and authorities in heaven,

Ephesians 3:11 (show verse)

fulfilling the eternal purpose which God carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 3:12 (show verse)

Through union with him and through faith in him, we have courage to approach God with confidence.

Ephesians 3:13 (show verse)

So I ask that what I am having to suffer for your sake may not make me lose heart, for it does you honor.

Ephesians 3:14 (show verse)

For this reason I kneel before the Father

Ephesians 3:15 (show verse)

from whom every family in heaven or on earth takes its name,

Ephesians 3:16 (show verse)

and beg him out of his wealth of glory to strengthen you mightily through his Spirit in your inner nature

Ephesians 3:17 (show verse)

and through your faith to let Christ in his love make his home in your hearts. Your roots must be deep and your foundations strong,

Ephesians 3:18 (show verse)

so that you and all God's people may be strong enough to grasp what breadth, length, height, and depth mean,

Ephesians 3:19 (show verse)

and to understand Christ's love, so far beyond our understanding, so that you may be filled with the very fulness of God.

Ephesians 3:20 (show verse)

To him who by the exertion of his power within us can do unutterably more than all we ask or imagine,

Ephesians 3:21 (show verse)

be glory through the church and through Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever. Amen.