D. The Stewardship of the Grace
and the Revelation of the Mystery
concerning the Church
1 1For this cause I Paul, the 2aprisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you, the Gentiles --
2 1If indeed you have heard of the 2astewardship of the 3bgrace of God which was given to me for you,
2. The Revelation of the Mystery
3 That by 1arevelation the bmystery was cmade known to me, as I have dwritten previously in brief,
4 By which, in reading it, you can perceive my understanding in the 1amystery of Christ,
5 Which in other generations was 1anot made known to the sons of men, as it has now been brevealed to His holy 2capostles and 2prophets in 3spirit,
6 That in Christ Jesus the Gentiles are 1afellow heirs and 2bfellow members of the Body and 3cfellow partakers of the dpromise through the gospel,
7 Of which I became a 1aminister according to the 2bgift of the cgrace of God which was given to me according to the doperation of His 3power.
8 To me, 1less than the aleast of all saints, was this bgrace given to announce to the cGentiles the 2unsearchable 3driches of Christ as the gospel
9 And to enlighten all that they may see what the 1aeconomy of the 2bmystery is, which 3throughout the ages has been chidden in God, who created all things,
10 In order that now to the 1arulers and the authorities in the bheavenlies the multifarious 2cwisdom of God might be made known through the 3dchurch,
11 According to the 1eternal apurpose which He 2made in 3Christ Jesus our Lord,
12 In whom we have aboldness and 1baccess in confidence through 2cfaith in Him.
13 Therefore I ask you not to faint at my aafflictions for your sake, since they are your glory.