Ephesians 3:1-13 CSB

1For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner#2Tm 1:8 of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles —  2you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that he gave to me for you? 3The mystery was made known to me by revelation,#1Pt 4:13 as I have briefly written above. 4By reading this you are able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.#Col 4:3 5This was not made known to people#3:5 Lit to the sons of men in other generations as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets#1Co 12:28-29; Eph 2:20 by the Spirit: 6The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners in the promise#Gn 12:7 in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power.#Mk 5:30; Lk 1:35; 6:19; Ac 19:11; 2Co 13:4; Rv 11:17 8This grace was given to me — the least of all the saints — to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches#Rm 1:15; 10:12; 11:12; 1Pt 1:12 of Christ, 9and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created#Mk 13:19 all things. 10This is so that God’s multi-faceted wisdom#Pr 3:19; Rm 11:33; 1Co 1:21,24; Rv 7:12 may now be made known through the church to the rulers and authorities in the heavens.#Eph 1:3,20; 2:6; 6:12; Php 2:10 11This is according to his eternal purpose#Pr 19:21 accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him we have boldness and confident access#Rm 5:2 through faith in him.#3:12 Or through his faithfulness 13So then I ask you not to be discouraged#2Th 3:13 over my afflictions on your behalf, for they are your glory.#Jn 5:44; 7:18; Rm 2:7; 1Pt 5:4

Ephesians 3:1-13