Ephesians Chapter 3
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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5 The hidden mysterie, 6 that the Gentiles should be saued, 3 was made knowen to Paul by reuelation: 8 And to him was that grace giuen, that 9 he should preach it. 13 He desireth them not to faint for his tribulation, 14 and praieth, 19 that they may perceiue the great loue of Christ toward them.
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Iesus Christ for you Gentiles,
If ye haue heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is giuen me to youward:
How that by reuelation hee made knowen vnto me the mysterie, (as I wrote afore in few words,3
Whereby when ye reade, ye may vnderstand my knowledge in the mysterie of Christ.)
Which in other ages was not made knowen vnto the sonnes of men, as it is now reueiled vnto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spirit,
That the Gentiles should be fellow heires, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, by the Gospel:
Whereof I was made a Minister, according to the gift of the grace of God giuen vnto mee, by the effectuall working of his power.
Unto mee, who am lesse then the least of all Saints, is this grace giuen, that I should preach among the Gentiles the vnsearchable riches of Christ,
And to make all men see, what is the fellowship of the mysterie, which from the beginning of the world, hath bene hid in God, who created all things by Iesus Christ:
To the intent that now vnto the principalities and powers in heauenly places, might be knowen by the church, the manifold wisedome of God,
Grace giuen to the Gentiles.
According to the eternall purpose which he purposed in Christ Iesus our Lord:
In whom we haue boldnesse and accesse, with confidence, by the faith of him.
Wherefore I desire that yee faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
For this cause I bow my knees vnto the Father of our Lord Iesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heauen and earth is named,
That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to bee strengthened with might, by his Spirit in the inner man,
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, that yee being rooted and grounded in loue,
May be able to comprehend with all Saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height:
And to know the loue of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that yee might bee filled with all the fulnesse of God.
Now vnto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly aboue all that wee aske or thinke, according to the power that worketh in vs,
Unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Iesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians Chapter 3 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Or, a little before.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania