through whom we have received grace and (A)apostleship [a]to bring about the (B)obedience of faith among (C)all the Gentiles in behalf of His name,

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  1. Romans 1:5 Lit for obedience

15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of (A)the grace that was given to me [a]from God,

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  1. Romans 15:15 One early ms by God

10 According to (A)the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder (B)I laid a foundation, and (C)another is building on it. But each person must be careful how he builds on it.

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10 But by (A)the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I (B)labored even more than all of them, yet (C)not I, but the grace of God with me.

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and recognizing (A)the grace that had been given to me, [a](B)James and [b](C)Cephas and John, who were (D)reputed to be (E)pillars, gave to me and (F)Barnabas the (G)right [c]hand of fellowship, so that we might (H)go to the Gentiles, and they to the circumcised.

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  1. Galatians 2:9 Or Jacob
  2. Galatians 2:9 I.e., Peter
  3. Galatians 2:9 Lit hands

(A)of which I was made a (B)minister, according to the gift of (C)God’s grace which was given to me (D)according to the working of His power. To me, (E)the very least of all [a]saints, this grace was given, to (F)preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (G)riches of Christ, and to [b]enlighten all people as to what the plan of the (H)mystery is which for ages has been (I)hidden in God, (J)who created all things; 10 so that the multifaceted (K)wisdom of God might now be (L)made known through the church to the (M)rulers and the authorities in (N)the heavenly places. 11 This was in (O)accordance with the [c]eternal purpose which He [d]carried out in (P)Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and [e](Q)confident (R)access through faith [f]in Him. 13 Therefore I ask [g]you not (S)to become discouraged about my tribulations (T)in your behalf, [h]since they are your glory.

14 For this reason I (U)bend my knees before the Father, 15 from whom [i]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to (V)the riches of His glory, to be (W)strengthened with power through His Spirit in (X)the inner [j]self, 17 so that (Y)Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being (Z)rooted and (AA)grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with (AB)all the [k]saints what is (AC)the width and length and height and depth, 19 and to know (AD)the love of Christ which (AE)surpasses knowledge, that you may be (AF)filled to all the (AG)fullness of God.

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

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  1. Ephesians 3:8 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  2. Ephesians 3:9 One early ms bring to light what
  3. Ephesians 3:11 Lit purpose of the ages
  4. Ephesians 3:11 Or formed
  5. Ephesians 3:12 Lit access in confidence
  6. Ephesians 3:12 Lit of Him
  7. Ephesians 3:13 Or that I may not lose
  8. Ephesians 3:13 Lit which are
  9. Ephesians 3:15 Or the whole
  10. Ephesians 3:16 Lit person
  11. Ephesians 3:18 See note v 8
  12. Ephesians 3:21 Lit of the age of the ages