Bible: Ephesians 3:1-9

Paul's Relationship to the Divine Mystery

3:1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus 1  for the sake of you Gentiles 3:2 if indeed 2  you have heard of the stewardship 3  of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3:3 that 4  by revelation the divine secret 5  was made known to me, as I wrote before briefly. 6  3:4 When reading this, 7  you will be able to 8  understand my insight into this secret 9  of Christ. 3:5 Now this secret 10  was not disclosed to people 11  in former 12  generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by 13  the Spirit, 3:6 namely, that through the gospel 14  the Gentiles are fellow heirs, fellow members 15  of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus. 3:7 I became a servant of this gospel 16  according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by 17  the exercise of his power. 18  3:8 To me – less than the least of all the saints 19 this grace was given, 20  to proclaim to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ 3:9 and to enlighten 21  everyone about God’s secret plan 22  – a secret that has been hidden for ages 23  in God 24  who has created all things.

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