3:1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God
which is given me on your account.
3:3 That by revelation he made known to me the mystery, as I
wrote before in few words;
3:4 By which when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the
mystery of Christ,
3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men,
as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the
3:6 That the Gentiles should be joint-heirs, and of the same
body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel:
3:7 Of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the
grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power.
3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the
unsearchable riches of Christ;
3:9 And to make all [men] see what is the fellowship of the
mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in
God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in
heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold
wisdom of God,
3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in
Christ Jesus our Lord:
3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the
faith of him,
3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for
you, which is your glory.
3:14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord
3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
3:16 That he would grant you according to the riches of his
glory to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner
3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love,
3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the
breadth, and length, and depth, and highth.
3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge,
that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God.
3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above
all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh
3:21 To him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout
all ages, world without end. Amen.