Ephesians 2
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1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins1And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—2in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
3among 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.3Among 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.
4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,4But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—5even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,6and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.7so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,8For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.10For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—11Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision " by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands--
12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.12remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.13But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility14For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
15by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,15by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,
16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.16and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.17AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;
18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.18for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household,
20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,20having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.22in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
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