Ephesians 2:3
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New International Version
All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

New Living Translation
All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God's anger, just like everyone else.

English Standard Version
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

Berean Study Bible
We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

Berean Literal Bible
among whom we all also once lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the things willed of the flesh and of its thoughts; and we were by nature children of wrath even as the rest.

New American Standard Bible
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

King James Bible
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also.

International Standard Version
Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we were destined for wrath, just like everyone else.

NET Bible
among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest

New Heart English Bible
among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We also were employed in those works from the first in the desires of our flesh, and we were doing the will of our flesh and of our minds, and we were entirely children of rage, as the rest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of us once lived among these people, and followed the desires of our corrupt nature. We did what our corrupt desires and thoughts wanted us to do. So, because of our nature, we deserved God's anger just like everyone else.

New American Standard 1977
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as all the others.

King James 2000 Bible
Among whom also we all had our behavior in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

American King James Version
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

American Standard Version
among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:--

Douay-Rheims Bible
In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

Darby Bible Translation
among whom we also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest:

English Revised Version
among whom we also all once lived in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:--

Webster's Bible Translation
Among whom also we all had our manner of life in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Weymouth New Testament
Among them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others.

World English Bible
among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

Young's Literal Translation
among whom also we all did walk once in the desires of our flesh, doing the wishes of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath -- as also the others,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-10 Sin is the death of the soul. A man dead in trespasses and sins has no desire for spiritual pleasures. When we look upon a corpse, it gives an awful feeling. A never-dying spirit is now fled, and has left nothing but the ruins of a man. But if we viewed things aright, we should be far more affected by the thought of a dead soul, a lost, fallen spirit. A state of sin is a state of conformity to this world. Wicked men are slaves to Satan. Satan is the author of that proud, carnal disposition which there is in ungodly men; he rules in the hearts of men. From Scripture it is clear, that whether men have been most prone to sensual or to spiritual wickedness, all men, being naturally children of disobedience, are also by nature children of wrath. What reason have sinners, then, to seek earnestly for that grace which will make them, of children of wrath, children of God and heirs of glory! God's eternal love or good-will toward his creatures, is the fountain whence all his mercies flow to us; and that love of God is great love, and that mercy is rich mercy. And every converted sinner is a saved sinner; delivered from sin and wrath. The grace that saves is the free, undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus. Grace in the soul is a new life in the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul; he lives a life of holiness, being born of God: he lives, being delivered from the guilt of sin, by pardoning and justifying grace. Sinners roll themselves in the dust; sanctified souls sit in heavenly places, are raised above this world, by Christ's grace. The goodness of God in converting and saving sinners heretofore, encourages others in after-time, to hope in his grace and mercy. Our faith, our conversion, and our eternal salvation, are not of works, lest any man should boast. These things are not brought to pass by any thing done by us, therefore all boasting is shut out. All is the free gift of God, and the effect of being quickened by his power. It was his purpose, to which he prepared us, by blessing us with the knowledge of his will, and his Holy Spirit producing such a change in us, that we should glorify God by our good conversation, and perseverance in holiness. None can from Scripture abuse this doctrine, or accuse it of any tendency to evil. All who do so, are without excuse.
Study Bible
Alive with Christ
2in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience. 3We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath. 4But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,…
Cross References
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Romans 1:24
Therefore God gave them up in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another.

Romans 2:14
Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the Law, do by nature what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law,

Romans 5:9
Therefore, since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from wrath through Him!

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all sinned.

Galatians 2:15
We who are Jews by birth and not Gentile 'sinners,'

Galatians 5:16
So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Ephesians 2:2
in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience.

Colossians 1:21
Once you were alienated from God and were hostile in your minds because of your evil deeds.
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Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

we.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his …

Isaiah 64:6,7 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Daniel 9:5-9 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, …

Romans 3:9-19 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Galatians 2:15,16 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles…

Galatians 3:22 But the scripture has concluded all under sin, that the promise by …

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

1 John 1:8-10 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth …

in times.

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

Acts 14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

Acts 17:30,31 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all …

Romans 11:30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained …

1 Peter 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: …

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him …

in the.

Ephesians 4:22 That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, …

Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and …

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you …

Romans 1:24 Why God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their …

Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Galatians 5:16-24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the …

1 Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and …

James 4:1-3 From where come wars and fights among you? come they not hence, even …

1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust …

Jude 1:16-18 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; …

fulfilling.

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, …

desires. Gr. wills.

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor …

by.

Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his …

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Job 14:4 Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14-16 What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, …

Job 25:4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that …

Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Mark 7:21,22 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

John 3:1-6 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews…

Romans 5:12-19 Why, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; …

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: …

Galatians 2:15,16 We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles…

children. See on ver.

Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, …

Romans 9:22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known…

even.

Romans 3:9,22,23 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before …

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that …

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