Thursday, August 17, 2006

Whose Prisoner?

1 For this reason I, Paul, (A) the prisoner of (B) Christ Jesus (C) for the sake of you (D) Gentiles - 2 if indeed you have heard of the (E) stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you; 3 (F) that (G) by revelation there was (H) made known to me (I) the mystery, (J) as I wrote before in brief.

4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand (K) my insight into the (L) mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy (M) apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are (N) fellow heirs and (O) fellow members of the body, and (P) fellow partakers of the promise in (Q) Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 (R) of which I was made a (S) minister, according to the gift of (T) God's grace which was given to me (U) according to the working of His power.

8 To me, (V) the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to (W) preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable (X) riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the (Y) mystery which for ages has been (Z) hidden in God (AA) Who created all things....

-Ephesians 3:1-9