13 (A)Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, (B)which is your glory.

Appreciation of the Mystery

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

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

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Footnotes

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

Children and Parents(A)

Children, (B)obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (C)“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

And (D)you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but (E)bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

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