THE BOOK OF EPHESIANS
CHAPTER THREE - The Visualized Text
"Why You Have It"
"
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God."


J. Deering, AncientPath.net



THE VISUALIZED TEXT
(NASB) [1] (conjunctions & prepositions, words not in original text in italics)  (alternate text in purple)

(3:1)
For this reason
    I, Paul,
        the prisoner of Christ Jesus
           for the sake of you Gentiles --
(3:2)
Since you have already heard about
the administration
    of God's grace
    that was given to me
        for you;
(3:3)
            that by revelation
                there was made known to me
                    the mystery,
                    as I wrote before in brief.
(3:4)
                And by referring to this,
                when you read (Lit., "to which, when you read")
                    you can understand my insight
                      into (Lit., "in") the mystery of Christ,
(3:5)
                    which in other generations
                        was not made known to the sons of men,
                    as it has now been revealed
                      to God's holy apostles and prophets
                      in (Or, "by") the Spirit;
(3:6)
to be specific,
that
    the Gentiles are
        fellow heirs and
        fellow members of the body, and
        fellow partakers of the promise
        in Christ Jesus
           through the gospel,
(3:7)
              of which I was made a minister,
                    according to the gift of God's grace
                    which was given to me
                    according to the working of His power.
(3:8)
                      To me,
                        the very least of all saints, (Lit., "holy ones")
                    this grace was given,
                        to preach to the Gentiles
                            the unfathomable riches of Christ,
(3:9)
                        And bring to light
                            what is the administration of the mystery
                                which for ages has been hidden in God,
                                    who created all things;
(3:10)
                        in order that
                            the manifold wisdom of God
                                might now be made known
                                  through the church
                                  to the rulers and
                                    the authorities
                                      in the heavenly places.
(3:11)
This was in accordance with the eternal purpose (Lit., "purpose of the ages")
    which He carried out (Lit., "formed")
        in Christ Jesus our Lord,
(3:12)
           in whom we have
                boldness and
                confident access (Lit., "access in confidence")
                  through faith
                      in Him. (Lit., "of Him")
(3:13)
Therefore
    ask you (Or, "that I may not lose...")
        not to lose heart at my tribulations
           on your behalf,
            for they are (Lit., "which are") your glory.
(3:14)
For this reason,
    I bow my knees
        before the Father,
(3:15)
            from whom
            every family
              in heaven and
              on earth
            derives its name,
(3:16)
that
    He would grant you,
        according to the riches
           of His glory,
        to be strengthened
           with power
           through His Spirit
           in the inner man;
(3:17)
so that
    Christ may dwell
        in your hearts
        through faith;
and that
you,
    being rooted and
    grounded
        in love,
(3:18)
    may be able to comprehend
        with all the saints
        what is the
            breadth and
            length and
            height and
            depth,
(3:19)
    and
        to know the love of Christ
           which surpasses knowledge,
    that
        you
            may be filled up
              to all the fulness
                  of God.
(3:20)
Now
    to Him
        who is able
            to do
                exceeding
                abundantly
               beyond all
                   that we ask or
                    think,
                       according to the power
                           that works
                                within us,
(3:21)
    to Him
        be the glory
            in the church and
           in Christ Jesus
               to all generations
                forever and
                ever.
Amen.


 [1] "Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE,
Copyright The Lockman Foundation 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968
1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1988.
Used by permission."


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