3 On account of this I, Paul, the prisoner+ of Christ Jesus in behalf of YOU, the people of the nations+— 2 if, really, YOU have heard about the stewardship*+ of the undeserved kindness of God that was given me with YOU in view, 3 that by way of a revelation the sacred secret was made known to me,+ just as I wrote previously in brief. 4 In the face of this YOU, when YOU read this, can realize the comprehension+ I have in the sacred secret+ of the Christ. 5 In other generations this [secret]+ was not made known to the sons of men as it has now been revealed+ to his holy apostles and prophets+ by spirit, 6 namely, that people of the nations should be joint heirs and fellow members of the body+ and partakers with us of the promise+ in union with Christ Jesus through the good news. 7 I became a minister+ of this according to the free gift of the undeserved kindness of God that was given me according to the way his power operates.+
8 To me, a man less than the least+ of all holy ones, this undeserved kindness+ was given, that I should declare to the nations+ the good news about the unfathomable riches+ of the Christ 9 and should make men see* how the sacred secret+ is administered*+ which has from the indefinite past been hidden in God, who created all things.+ 10 [This was] to the end that now to the governments and the authorities+ in the heavenly places there might be made known through the congregation+ the greatly diversified wisdom of God,+ 11 according to the eternal purpose that he formed in connection with the Christ,+ Jesus our Lord, 12 by means of whom we have this freeness of speech and an approach+ with confidence through our faith in him. 13 Wherefore I ask YOU not to give up on account of these tribulations+ of mine in YOUR behalf, for these mean* glory for YOU.
14 On account of this I bend my knees+ to the Father,+ 15 to whom every family+ in heaven and on earth owes its name,+ 16 to the end that he may grant YOU according to the riches+ of his glory to be made mighty in the man YOU are inside+ with power through his spirit,+ 17 to have the Christ dwell through [YOUR] faith in YOUR hearts with* love;+ that YOU may be rooted+ and established on the foundation,+ 18 in order that YOU may be thoroughly able to grasp mentally+ with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth,+ 19 and to know the love of the Christ+ which surpasses knowledge, that YOU may be filled with all* the fullness+ that God gives.
20 Now to the one who can, according to his power which is operating+ in us, do more than superabundantly beyond all the things we ask or conceive,+ 21 to him be the glory by means of the congregation and by means of Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever.+ Amen.