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Ephesians 3:1-21

God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles

1For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—

2Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5which was not made known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.

7I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom every family3:15 The Greek for family (patria) is derived from the Greek for father (pater). in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

Efesofo 3:1-21

Paulo, Amanamanmufo Ɔsɛmpakafo

1Me Paulo, mo amanamanmufo nti Kristo Yesu de me yɛɛ odeduani.

2Nokware mu, moate Onyankopɔn adom a ɔnam me so de ma mo no ho asɛm, 3a ɛno ne ahintasɛm a wɔnam adiyi so de ama sɛnea makyerɛw no tiaa dedaw no. 4Na sɛ mokenkan eyi a na mobɛte nhumu a mewɔ wɔ Kristo ahintasɛm ho no ase, 5nea wɔanyi ankyerɛ awo ntoatoaso bi mu nnipa sɛnea nnɛ yi Honhom no ada no adi akyerɛ Onyankopɔn asomafo ne adiyifo akronkron no. 6Saa ahintasɛm yi kyerɛ sɛ amanamanmufo ne Israelfo bɔ mu yɛ adedifo. Wɔbɔ mu yɛ nipadua baako, na wɔwɔ kyɛfa wɔ Kristo Yesu mu bɔhyɛ no mu.

7Onyankopɔn dom akyɛde a ɔnam ne tumi so yɛ adwuma wɔ yɛn mu nti, meyɛɛ asɛmpa no ho somfo. 8Ɛwɔ mu sɛ me ne aketewa pa ara wɔ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo nyinaa mu, nanso Onyankopɔn yɛɛ me adom sɛ menkɔka Asɛmpa a ɛfa Kristo ahonya a emu nni hwehwɛbea no nkyerɛ amanamanmufo, 9na memma nnipa nyinaa nhu saa ahintasɛm yi dwumadi a wɔde asie wɔ Onyankopɔn a ɔbɔɔ ade nyinaa mu wɔ mfe bebree a atwa mu no mu no. 10Nʼatirimpɔw ne sɛ afei ɔnam asɔre no so bɛda ne nyansa a emu dɔ no adi akyerɛ wim mpanyinni ne atumfo, 11sɛnea ɔnam yɛn Awurade Kristo Yesu so wiee ne botae a ɛwɔ hɔ daa no. 12Afei Kristo ma yɛn akokoduru ne ahotoso a ɛma yenya gyidi ba Onyankopɔn anim. 13Mesrɛ mo, mommma mo aba mu mmu wɔ amane a mihu ma mo no ho. Ɛyɛ mo anuonyamhyɛ.

Wɔbɔ Mpae Ma Efesofo

14Eyi nti mibu nkotodwe wɔ Agya no anim, 15ɔno na ne din da nʼabusua a ɛwɔ ɔsoro ne asase nyinaa so no so. 16Mebɔ mpae sɛ omfi nʼanuonyam ahonya no mu mfa ne Honhom a ɛte mo mu no so nhyɛ mo den, 17sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a Kristo bɛfa mo gyidi so abɛtena mo koma mu. Sɛ moagye ntin na moatim wɔ ɔdɔ mu no, mebɔ mpae sɛ 18mo ne ahotefo nyinaa benya tumi, na moate Kristo dɔ no trɛw, ne tenten, ne korɔn ne emu dɔ no ase, 19na moahu saa ɔdɔ a ɛtra adwene nyinaa so no, na Onyankopɔn ahyɛ mo ma.

20Anuonyam nka Onyankopɔn a ne tumi yɛ adwuma wɔ yɛn mu. Ɔnam saa tumi yi so yɛ nea yebisa anaa nea yesusuw ma ɛboro so. 21Anuonyam nka Onyankopɔn wɔ asafo no ne Kristo Yesu mu mfi nnɛ nkosi daa daa. Amen.