Appreciation of the Mystery

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the (A)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, (B)according to the riches of His glory, (C)to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in (D)the inner man, 17 (E)that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, (F)being rooted and grounded in love, 18 (G)may be able to comprehend with all the saints (H)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 (I)with all the fullness of God.

20 Now (J)to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly (K)above all that we ask or think, (L)according to the power that works in us, 21 (M)to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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14 For this reason I (A)bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [a]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (B)the riches of His glory, to be (C)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (D)the inner man, 17 so that (E)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (F)rooted and (G)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (H)all the [b]saints what is (I)the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (J)the love of Christ which (K)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (L)filled up to all the (M)fullness of God.

20 (N)Now to Him who is (O)able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, (P)according to the power that works within us, 21 (Q)to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [c]forever and ever. Amen.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 3:15 Or the whole
  2. Ephesians 3:18 V 8, note 1
  3. Ephesians 3:21 Lit of the age of the ages

18 (A)praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, (B)being watchful to this end with all perseverance and (C)supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, (D)that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which (E)I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

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18 [a]With all (A)prayer and petition [b](B)pray at all times (C)in the Spirit, and with this in view, [c](D)be on the alert with all (E)perseverance and (F)petition for all the saints, 19 and (G)pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me (H)in the opening of my mouth, to make known with (I)boldness (J)the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an (K)ambassador (L)in [d]chains; that [e]in proclaiming it I may speak (M)boldly, (N)as I ought to speak.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 6:18 Lit Through
  2. Ephesians 6:18 Lit praying
  3. Ephesians 6:18 Lit being
  4. Ephesians 6:20 Lit a chain
  5. Ephesians 6:20 Two early mss read I may speak it boldly