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Passage Lookup: Ephesians 3

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Ephesians 3:1
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God's Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner(a) of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
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Ephesians 3:2
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Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me(b) for you,
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Ephesians 3:3
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that is, the mystery(c) made known to me by revelation,(d) as I have already written briefly.
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Ephesians 3:4
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In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight(e) into the mystery of Christ,
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Ephesians 3:5
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which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets.(f)
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Ephesians 3:6
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This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs(g) together with Israel, members together of one body,(h) and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.(i)
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Ephesians 3:7
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I became a servant of this gospel(j) by the gift of God's grace given me(k) through the working of his power.(l)
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Ephesians 3:8
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Although I am less than the least of all the Lord's people,(m) this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles(n) the boundless riches of Christ,(o)
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Ephesians 3:9
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and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery,(p) which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
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Ephesians 3:10
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His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God(q) should be made known(r) to the rulers and authorities(s) in the heavenly realms,(t)
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Ephesians 3:11
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according to his eternal purpose(u) that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Ephesians 3:12
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In him and through faith in him we may approach God(v) with freedom and confidence.(w)
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Ephesians 3:13
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I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
Ephesians 3:14
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For this reason I kneel(x) before the Father,
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Ephesians 3:15
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from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name.
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Ephesians 3:16
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I pray that out of his glorious riches(y) he may strengthen you with power(z) through his Spirit in your inner being,(aa)
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Ephesians 3:17
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so that Christ may dwell in your hearts(ab) through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted(ac) and established in love,
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Ephesians 3:18
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may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people,(ad) to grasp how wide and long and high and deep(ae) is the love of Christ,
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Ephesians 3:19
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and to know this love that surpasses knowledge(af)—that you may be filled(ag) to the measure of all the fullness of God.(ah)
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Ephesians 3:20
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Now to him who is able(ai) to do immeasurably more than all we ask(aj) or imagine, according to his power(ak) that is at work within us,
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Ephesians 3:21
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to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.(al)
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