NSB(i) 1 For this cause I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you people of the nations. 2 You have heard of the stewardship of God’s loving kindness that was given to me with you in view. 3 The secret was made known to me by revelation, just as I wrote before in few words. 4 When you read this you can understand my insight into the secret of Christ. 5 It was not made known to other generations of the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 The Gentiles are fellow-heirs, and fellow-members of the body, and fellow-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the good news. 7 I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace that was given me according to the working of his power. 8 To me, the very least of all the holy ones, was given grace (loving divine influence) to preach to the people of the nations the untraceable riches of Christ. 9 To make all men see what is the administration of the secret which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things. 10 It is the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known through the congregation and the rules and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This is according to the eternal purpose (determination) (design) (arrangement) that He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 We have boldness and access in confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations for you, for they are your glory. 14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father. 15 Every family in heaven and on earth obtains its name from him. 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man. 17 May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith to the end that you will be rooted and grounded in love. 18 May you be able to comprehend with all the holy ones the breadth and length and height and depth. 19 And may you know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. May you be filled with all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him that is able to do far more abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. 21 Glory be to him in the congregation and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.