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.
Omulimu gwa Pawulo mu Baamawanga
13:1 Bik 23:18; Bef 4:1Nze Pawulo, Kristo Yesu yanfuula omusibe we, nsobole okuyamba mmwe Abaamawanga.
23:2 Bak 1:25Mwawulira ekisa kya Katonda kye naweebwa okubayamba. 33:3 a Bar 16:25 b 1Ko 2:10Nga bwe nasooka okubawandiikira mu bimpimpi, Katonda alina okubikkulirwa okw’ekyama kwe yandaga. 43:4 2Ko 11:6Bwe munaasoma ebbaluwa eno mujja kusobola okutegeera ebyo bye mmanyi ku kyama kya Kristo. 53:5 Bar 16:26Mu biro eby’edda, tewali yali amanyi kyama ekyo okutuusa Omwoyo wa Katonda bw’akibikkulidde abatume be abatukuvu ne bannabbi. 63:6 a Bag 3:29 b Bef 2:15, 16Kino kye kyama kye njogerako: olw’enjiri ya Kristo, Abaamawanga balisikira wamu ne Isirayiri ekyo Katonda kye yasuubiza, era baliba omubiri gumu, era ne bagabanira wamu ekisuubizo ekyo mu Kristo Yesu.
73:7 a 1Ko 3:5 b Bef 1:19Nafuuka omuweereza w’enjiri eyo olw’ekirabo eky’ekisa kya Katonda kye naweebwa, Katonda ng’akolera mu maanyi ge. 83:8 1Ko 15:9Newaakubadde nga nze nsembayo wansi mu batukuvu bonna, naweebwa ekisa ekyo, okubuulira Abaamawanga emikisa egiri mu Kristo egitageraageraganyizika. 93:9 Bar 16:25Katonda eyatonda ebintu byonna yayagala nnyambe buli muntu okutegeera ebyekyama ebyali bikwekeddwa mu Katonda. 103:10 a 1Ko 2:7 b 1Pe 1:12 c Bef 1:21Katonda yakigenderera atyo, ng’ayita mu kkanisa, alyoke yeeyoleke eri amaanyi n’obuyinza ebiri mu nsi ey’omwoyo eya waggulu, ng’abalaga nga bw’alina amagezi amangi ag’ebika eby’enjawulo. 11Katonda yakola bw’atyo ng’enteekateeka ye ey’emirembe n’emirembe bw’eri, gye yatuukiriza mu ebyo byonna Kristo Yesu Mukama waffe bye yakola. 123:12 a Bef 2:18 b Beb 4:16Kristo atuwa obuvumu n’obugumu, tulyoke tusembere mu maaso ga Katonda olw’okukkiriza nga tetutya. 13Kyenva mbeegayirira muleme kuterebuka olw’okubonaabona kwange ku lwammwe, kubanga ekyo kibaleetera kitiibwa.
Okwagala kwa Kristo
143:14 Baf 2:10Nfukaamirira Kitaffe, 15ebika byonna eby’omu ggulu n’eby’oku nsi mwe biggya obulamu. 163:16 a Bak 1:11 b Bar 7:22Nsaba Katonda oyo akola eby’ekitalo era agulumizibwa, agumyenga era anywezenga omuntu wammwe ow’omunda, olw’Omwoyo we, 173:17 a Yk 14:23 b Bak 1:23Kristo alyoke abeerenga mu mitima gyammwe olw’okukkiriza kwammwe. Mbasabira mubeerenga n’emirandira mu kwagala nga mukunywereddemu, 183:18 Yob 11:8, 9mulyoke mubeerenga n’amaanyi awamu n’abatukuvu bonna, okusobola okutegeera obugazi, n’obuwanvu, n’obugulumivu n’okukka wansi ebiri mu kwagala kwa Kristo. 193:19 a Bak 2:10 b Bef 1:23Njagala mutegeere okwagala kwa Kristo okusukkiridde okutegeera kwonna, mulyoke musobole okutegeerera ddala Katonda bw’ali.
203:20 Bar 16:25Kaakano nsaba nti oyo akola ebintu byonna okusinga byonna bye tusaba, ne bye tulowooza, ng’amaanyi ge bwe gali agakolera mu ffe, 213:21 Bar 11:36agulumizibwenga mu Kkanisa ne mu Kristo Yesu, emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.