11 (A)according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access (B)with confidence through faith in Him. 13 (C)Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, (D)which is your glory.

Appreciation of the Mystery

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the (E)Father [a]of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, (F)according to the riches of His glory, (G)to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in (H)the inner man, 17 (I)that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, (J)being rooted and grounded in love, 18 (K)may be able to comprehend with all the saints (L)what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled (M)with all the fullness of God.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 3:14 NU omits of our Lord Jesus Christ

If you abide in Me, and My words (A)abide in you, (B)you[a] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:7 NU omits you will

26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For (A)we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but (B)the Spirit Himself makes intercession [a]for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now (C)He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints (D)according to the will of God.

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  1. Romans 8:26 NU omits for us

(A)If any of you lacks wisdom, (B)let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and (C)it will be given to him. (D)But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is (E)a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

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Pray for All Men

Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, (A)for kings and (B)all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 2:1 encourage
  2. 1 Timothy 2:2 a prominent place
  3. 1 Timothy 2:2 dignity