Ephesians 2

1Even you, who were dead in trespasses and sins 2in which ye once walked according to the era of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. 3Among whom we also all once behaved in the lusts of our flesh, doing the intentions of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath as also the others. 4But God, being rich in mercy, through his great love that he loved us, 5even us being dead in the transgressions, he made alive together with the Christ (ye are saved by grace), 6and raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenly things in Christ Jesus. 7So that in the coming ages he might show the transcending wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For ye are saved by grace through faith, and this a gift of God, not from you, 9not from works, so that not any man may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God preordained that we should walk in them. 11Remember therefore that once ye, the Gentiles in flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision (in flesh, made by hands), 12that ye were at that time independent of Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and alien of the covenants of the promise, having no hope and godless in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus ye, being formerly far off, became near in the blood of the Christ. 14For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the dividing wall of partition, 15having abolished in his flesh the enmity-the law of the commandments in ordinances-so that he might create in himself the two into one new man, making peace, 16and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity by it. 17And after coming he preached good news, peace to you, to those far off and to those near, 18because through him we both have the access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then ye are no more alien and foreign, but fellow citizens of the sanctified, and belonging to the household of God. 20Which was built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner, 21in whom the whole building joined together grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom ye also are built together in Spirit into a habitation of God.
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