1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of the Christ, Jesus, in behalf of you :nations,—2 if so that ye have heard of the †dispensation of the grace of :God :given me toward you; 3 how that by revelation was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words, 4 whereby, when ye read, ye can perceive my :understanding in the mystery of the 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 in Spirit: 6 that the nations are fellow-heirs, and fellow-bodied and fellowpartakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 whereof I became a minister, according to the gift of the grace of :God :given me according to the working of his :power 8 (to me, the least of all saints, was this :grace given), to †preach to the nations the unsearchable riches of the Christ 9 and to bring to light what is the dispensation of the mystery :hid for the ages in :God who created :all things; in order 10 that now unto the principalities and the powers in the heavenlies be made known through the church the manifold wisdom of :God, 11 according to a plan of the ages which he made in the Christ, Jesus our Lord: 12 in whom we have :boldness and access in confidence through his :faith. 13 Wherefore I ask not to faint at my :tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my :knees unto the Father, 15 from whom all fatherhood in heavens and on the earth is named, 16 that he give you, according to the riches of his :glory, to be made mighty through his :Spirit unto the inward man; 17 that the Christ dwell in your :hearts through :faith in love, rooted and grounded, 18 so that ye be strong to apprehend with all the saints what the breadth and length and depth and height, 19 and to know the love of the Christ which passeth :know ledge, that ye be filled unto all the fullness of :God.
20 Now to the one able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 to him the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen.