1: For this reason I Paul, prisoner of the Christ Jesus for you nations, 2: (if indeed ye have heard of the administration of the grace of God which has been given to me towards you, 3: that by revelation the mystery has been made known to me, (according as I have written before briefly, 4: by which, in reading it, ye can understand my intelligence in the mystery of the Christ,) 5: which in other generations has not been made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in [the power of the] Spirit, 6: that [they who are of] the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of [his] promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings; 7: of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power. 8: To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ, 9: and to enlighten all [with the knowledge of] what is the administration of the mystery hidden throughout the ages in God, who has created all things, 10: in order that now to the principalities and authorities in the heavenlies might be made known through the assembly the all-various wisdom of God, 11: according to [the] purpose of the ages, which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12: in whom we have boldness and access in confidence by the faith of him. 13: Wherefore I beseech [you] not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14: For this reason I bow my knees to the Father [of our Lord Jesus Christ], 15: of whom every family in [the] heavens and on earth is named, 16: in order that he may give you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power by his Spirit in the inner man; 17: that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love, 18: in order that ye may be fully able to apprehend with all the saints what [is] the breadth and length and depth and height; 19: and to know the love of the Christ which surpasses knowledge; that ye may be filled [even] to all the fulness of God. 20: But to him that is able to do far exceedingly above all which we ask or think, according to the power which works in us, 21: to him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus unto all generations of the age of ages. Amen).