New American Standard Bible
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
King James Bible
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Darby Bible Translation
(we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,)
World English Bible
even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Young's Literal Translation
even being dead in the trespasses, did make us to live together with the Christ, (by grace ye are having been saved,)
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Even when we were dead in sins - notes, Ephesians 2:1; compare Romans 5:8. The construction here is, "God, who is rich in mercy, on account of the great love which he bare unto us, even being dead in sin, hath quickened us," etc. It does not mean that he quickened us when we were dead in sin, but that he loved us then, and made provision for our salvation. It was love to the children of wrath; love to those who had no love to return to him; love to the alienated and the lost. That is true love - the sincerest and the purest benevolence - love, not like that of people, but such only as God bestows. Man loves his friend, his benefactor, his kindred - God loves his foes, and seeks to do them good.
Hath quickened us - Hath made us alive see Ephesians 2:1.
Together with Christ - In connection with him; or in virtue of his being raised up from the grave. The meaning is, that there was such a connection between Christ and those whom the Father hath given to him, that his resurrection from the grave involved their resurrection to spiritual life. It was like raising up the head and the members - the whole body together; compare the notes at Romans 6:5. Everywhere in the New Testament, the close connection of the believer with Christ is affirmed. We are crucified with him. We die with him. We rise with him. We live with him. We reign with him. We are joint heirs with him. We share his sufferings on earth 1 Peter 4:13, and we share his glory with him on his throne; Revelation 3:21.
By grace ye are saved - Margin, "by whose;" see the notes at Romans 3:24. Paul's mind was full of the subject of salvation by grace, and he throws it in here, even in an argument, as a point which he would never have them lose sight of. The subject before him was one eminently adapted to bring this truth to mind, and though, in the train of his arguments, he had no time now to dwell on it, yet he would not suffer any opportunity to pass without referring to it.
LibraryOctober 1. "That in the Ages to Come He Might Show the Exceeding Riches of his Grace" (Eph. Ii. 7).
"That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace" (Eph. ii. 7). Christ's great purpose for His people is to train them up to know the hope of their calling, and the riches of the glory of their inheritance and what the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe. Let us prove, in all our varied walks of life, and scenes of conflict, the fulness of His power and grace and thus shall we know "In the ages to come the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness to …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
'The Riches of Grace'
Our Glorious Transforming
"There is Therefore Now no Condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus,
for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate.
"But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are."
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions,
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