Ephesians 2


Alive in Christ

1And you being dead in transgressions and sins, 2in which at one time you walked according to the eon of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit of the one now operating in the sons of disobedience; 3among whom also we all behaved at some time or other, in the desires of our flesh, doing the wants of the flesh and the thoughts; and we were children by nature of wrath, as even the rest. 4But the God being rich in mercy through the great love of his, which he loved us, 5and we being dead in the transgressions, are made alive together in the Christ (by favor you are being delivered), 6and raised up together, and seated together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, 7that he should demonstrate in the eons, in the ones coming, the exceeding riches of his favor, in graciousness upon us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by favor you are being preserved through the belief; and this [3is not 4of 5you 2of God 1gift]; 9not of works, lest any should boast.

Created for Good Works

10[4by him 1For 2we are 3a thing made], being created in Christ Jesus for [2works 1good], the ones whom God prepared beforehand, that in them we should walk. 11Therefore remember that you at some time or other, the nations in the flesh, the ones being called the uncircumcision by the one being called the circumcision in the flesh made by hand, 12that you were in that time separate from Christ, being separate of the citizenship of Israel, and strangers of the covenants of the promise, [3hope 1not 2having], and atheists in the world! 13But now in Christ Jesus, you, the ones at some time or other being far off, [2near 1became] by the blood of the Christ. 14For he is our peace, the one having made both one, and [2the 3partition 4of the 5barrier 1having loosed]; 15the enmity [7by 8his flesh 1of the 2law 3of commandments 4in 5decrees 6he cleared away], that the two he should create in himself into one new man, making peace; 16and should reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the enmity by it. 17And having come to announce good news of peace to you, to the ones far and to the ones near; 18that through him we [2have 3access 1both] by one spirit to the father. 19So then, no longer are you strangers and sojourners, but fellow-citizens of the holy ones, and members of the family of God; 20being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, [4being 5the one cornering 3himself 1Jesus 2Christ], 21in whom every construction fits together to grow into [2temple 1a holy] in the Lord; 22in whom also you are being built up together for a home of God in spirit.
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