Paul’s Ministry to the Gentiles
2assuming you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that he gave me for you.
5This was not made known to people3:5 Lit to the sons of men in other generations as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets3:5 1Co 12:28–29; Eph 2:20 by the Spirit:
6The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners in the promise3:6 Gn 12:7 in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
8This grace was given to me — the least of all the saints — to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches3:8 Rm 1:15; 10:12; 11:12; 1Pt 1:12 of Christ,
9and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created3:9 Mk 13:19 all things.
10This is so that God’s multi-faceted wisdom3:10 Pr 3:19; Rm 11:33; 1Co 1:21,24; Rv 7:12 may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.3:10 Eph 1:3,20; 2:6; 6:12; Php 2:10
12In him we have boldness and confident access3:12 Rm 5:2 through faith in him.3:12 Or through his faithfulness
Prayer for Spiritual Power
15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
16I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches3:16 Lk 8:14; 2Co 8:9 of his glory,3:16 Lk 9:32; Jn 17:24; 2Co 3:18; 2Pt 3:18 to be strengthened with power3:16 2Tm 1:7 in your inner being3:16 Rm 7:22; Php 4:13 through his Spirit,
17and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love,
18may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love,3:18 Jb 11:7–9; Ps 103:11–14
19and to know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able3:20 Rm 16:25; 2Co 9:8; Jd 24 to do above and beyond all that we ask or think3:20 Mk 14:36 according to the power3:20 Rm 15:13; 16:25; 2Tm 1:7; Jd 24 that works in us —
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