His 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,
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
God’s purpose was to show his wisdom in all its rich variety to all the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. They will see this when Jews and Gentiles are joined together in his church.
Through Christians like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!
So that now to the rulers and the authorities in the heavens might be made clear through the church the wide-shining wisdom of God,
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.
to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places ,
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2 tn Or “manifold wisdom,” “wisdom in its rich variety.”