The marvelous and wonderful intention of God for us

When the apostle Paul prayed this prayer, the Holy Spirit moved him to reveal the marvelous and wonderful intention of God for us, undeserving though we are…

Ephesians 3.14-19

Two renderings (WEB / YLT) are included in the following block of text to give a wider sense for how we might understand this prayer…

14 For this cause, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ/Anointed,
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ/Anointed,
15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
15 of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named,
16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
16 that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,
17 that Christ/Anointed may dwell in your hearts through faith; to the end that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
17 that the Christ/Anointed may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,
18 may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
18 that you may be in strength to comprehend, with all the saints, what the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,
19 and to know Christ’s/Anointed’s love which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
19 to know also the love of the Christ/Anointed that is exceeding the knowledge, that you may be filled — to all the fulness of God.

Here it is again in Green’s literal translation…

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ/Anointed,
15 of whom every family in Heaven and on earth is named,
16 that He may give you, according to the riches of His glory, by His power to become mighty in the inward man through His Spirit,
17 that through faith Christ/Anointed may dwell in your hearts, having been rooted and founded in love,
18 that you may be given strength to grasp, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and depth and height,
19 and to know the surpassing knowledge and love of Christ/Anointed, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.