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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ephesians 3:1–13

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Paul’s Stewardship

1 For this reason I, Paul, athe prisoner of bChrist Jesus cfor the sake of you dGentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the astewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 athat bby revelation there was cmade known to me dthe mystery, eas I wrote before in brief. 4 1By referring to this, when you read you can understand amy insight 2into the bmystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy aapostles and prophets 1in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are afellow heirs and bfellow members of the body, and cfellow partakers of the promise in dChrist Jesus through the gospel, 7 aof which I was made a bminister, according to the gift of cGod’s grace which was given to me daccording to the working of His power. 8 To me, athe very least of all 1saints, this grace was given, to bpreach to the Gentiles the unfathomable criches of Christ, 9 and to 1bring to light what is the administration of the amystery which for ages has been bhidden in God cwho created all things; 10 so that the manifold awisdom of God might now be bmade known through the church to the crulers and the authorities in dthe heavenly places. 11 This was in aaccordance with the 1eternal purpose which He 2carried out in bChrist Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and 1aconfident baccess through faith 2in Him. 13 Therefore I ask 1you not ato lose heart at my tribulations bon your behalf, 2for they are your glory.

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