3:1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles --
3:1 This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--

3:2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,
3:2 for surely you have already heard of the commission of God's grace that was given me for you,

3:3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly.
3:3 and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few words,

3:4 When you read this you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ,
3:4 a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of Christ.

3:5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
3:5 In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:

3:6 that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
3:6 that is, the Gentiles have become fellow heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

3:7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace which was given me by the working of his power.
3:7 Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God's grace that was given me by the working of his power.

3:8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
3:8 Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ,

3:9 and to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things;
3:9 and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things;

3:10 that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
3:10 so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

3:11 This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
3:11 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord,

3:12 in whom we have boldness and confidence of access through our faith in him.
3:12 in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him.

3:13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
3:13 I pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.

3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
3:15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

3:16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man,
3:16 I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit,

3:17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
3:17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.

3:18 may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
3:18 I pray that you may have the power 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 with all the fulness of God.
3:19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

3:20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
3:20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine,

3:21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
3:21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.