1Because of this I, Sha’ul, am the prisoner of יהושע Messiah on behalf of you nations –
2if indeed you have heard of the administration of the favour of Elohim that was given to me for you,
3that by revelation was made known to me the secret, as I wrote before briefly.
4In reading this, then, you are able to understand my insight into the secret of Messiah,
5which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His set-apart emissaries and prophets:
6The nations to be co-heirs, united in the same body, and partakers together#See Rom. 11:17-24; Isa. 14:1 in the promise in Messiah through the Good News,
7of which I became a servant according to the gift of the favour of Elohim given to me, according to the working of His power.
8To me, the very least of all the set-apart ones, this favour was given, to bring the Good News of the unsearchable riches of Messiah among the nations,
9and to make all see how this secret is administered, which for ages past has been hidden in Elohim who created all through יהושע Messiah,#See John 1:3
10so that now, through the assembly, the many-sided wisdom of Elohim might be known to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies,
11according to the everlasting purpose which He made in Messiah יהושע our Master,
12in whom we have boldness and access, with reliance, through belief in Him.
13I pray therefore, that you do not lose heart at my pressures on your behalf, which is your esteem.
14For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Master יהושע Messiah,
15from whom all fatherhood#Or lineage, or paternal descent. in the heavens and earth is named,
16in order that He might give you, according to the riches of His esteem by power, to be strengthened in the inner man, through His Spirit,
17that the Messiah might dwell in your hearts#See Gal. 2:20 through belief – having become rooted and grounded in love,
18in order that you might be strengthened to firmly grasp, with all the set-apart ones, what is the width and length and depth and height,
19to know the love of Messiah which surpasses knowledge, in order that you might be filled to all the completeness of Elohim.
20And to Him who is able to do exceedingly above what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
21to Him be esteem in the assembly by Messiah יהושע unto all generations, for ever and ever. Amĕn.