3 For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner j of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you? 3 The * mystery was made known to me by revelation, k as I have briefly written above. 4 By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the * Messiah. l 5 This was not made known to people m in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets n by the Spirit: 6 The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise o in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7 I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of His power. p
8 This grace was given to me—the least of all the * saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches q of the Messiah, 9 and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created r all things. 10 This is so God’s multi-faceted wisdom s may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens. t 11 This is according to His eternal purpose u accomplished in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
3:5 * to the sons of men