Living_Oracles(i) 1 For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2 if, indeed, you have heard of the administration of the favor of God, which was given me for you, 3 that by revelation the secret was made known to me, (as I wrote before in a few words; 4 by which, when you read, you may perceive my knowledge of the secret of Christ,) 5 which in former ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 that the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and joint partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel; 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the favor of God which was given to me, according to the energy of his power;- 8 to me, the least of saints, was this favor given, to publish among the Gentiles, the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9 and to make all see what is the administration of the secret, which has been hid from the ages by God, who created all things. 10 That now, to the government and powers in the heavenly regions, might be made known by the congregation the manifold wisdom of God; 11 according to the predisposition of the ages, which he made in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12 in whom we have liberty of speech, and introduction with confidence, through the faith of him. 13 Wherefore, I request that you faint not at my afflictions for you, which is your glory. 14 On this account, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ; 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and upon earth is named; 16 praying that, according to the riches of his glory, he would grant you to be mightily strengthened by his Spirit in the inward man: 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that, being rooted and founded in love, you 18 may be completely able to apprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,- 19 even to know the love of Christ; which surpasses knowledge; that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now, to him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power which works effectually in us,- 21 to him be glory in the congregation by Christ Jesus, during all the endless successions of ages. Amen.