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1For this reason I Paul, I whom Jesus has made a prisoner for the sake of you Gentiles --

2for surely you have heard how the grace of God which was vouchsafed me in your interests has ordered it,

3how the divine secret was disclosed to me by a revelation (if you read what I have already written briefly about this,

4you can understand my insight into that secret of Christ

5which was not disclosed to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his sacred apostles and prophets by the Spirit),

6namely, that in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are co-heirs, companions, and co-partners in the Promise.

7Such is the gospel which I was called to serve by the endowment of God's grace which was vouchsafed me, by the energy of his power;

8less than the least of all saints as I am, this grace was vouchsafed me, that I should bring the Gentiles the gospel of the fathomless wealth of Christ

9and enlighten all men upon the new order of that divine secret which God the Creator of all concealed from eternity --

10intending to let the full sweep of the divine wisdom be disclosed now by the church to the angelic Rulers and Authorities in the heavenly sphere,

11in terms of the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,

12through whom, as we have faith in him, we enjoy our confidence of free access.

13So I beg of you not to lose heart over what I am suffering on your behalf; my sufferings are an honor to you.

14For this reason, then, I kneel before the Father

15from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name and nature,

16praying Him out of the wealth of his glory to grant you a mighty increase of strength by his Spirit in the inner man.

17May Christ dwell in your hearts as you have faith!

18May you be so fixed and founded in love that you can grasp with all the saints what is the meaning of 'the Breadth,' 'the Length,' 'the Depth,' and 'the Height,'

19by knowing the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge! May you be filled with the entire fullness of God!

20Now to him who by the action of his power within us can do all things, aye far more than we ever ask or imagine,

21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations for ever and ever: Amen.