The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed
3 For this reason I, Paul, o a prisoner for Christ Jesus p on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of q the stewardship of r God's grace that was given to me for you, 3 s how the mystery was made known to me t by revelation, u as I have written briefly. 4 v When you read this, you can perceive my insight into w the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is 1 that the Gentiles are x fellow heirs, y members of the same body, and z partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
7 a Of this gospel I was made b a minister according to the gift of c God's grace, which was given me d by the working of his power. 8 To me, e though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, f to preach to the Gentiles the g unsearchable h riches of Christ, 9 and i to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery j hidden for ages in 2 God k who created all things, 10 so that through the church the
manifold l wisdom of God m might now be made known to n the rulers and authorities o in the heavenly places. 11 This was p according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have q boldness and r access with s confidence through our t faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering u for you, v which is your glory.
Prayer for Spiritual Strength
14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom w every family 3 in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to x the riches of his glory y he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit z in your inner being, 17 a so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being b rooted and c grounded in love, 18 may have strength to d comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and e height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ f that surpasses knowledge, that g you may be filled with all h the fullness of God.
20 i Now to j him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, k according to the power at work within us, 21 l to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
 3:6 The words This mystery is are inferred from verse 4