By Grace Through Faith1 aAnd you were bdead in the trespasses and sins 2 cin which you once walked, following the course of this world, following dthe prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in ethe sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in fthe passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body ▼
▼Greek fleshand the mind, and hwere by nature ichildren of wrath, like the rest of mankind. ▼
▼Greek like the rest4But ▼
▼Or AndGod, being lrich in mercy, mbecause of the great love with which he loved us, 5even nwhen we were dead in our trespasses, omade us alive together with Christ— pby grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and qseated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable rriches of his grace in skindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For tby grace you have been saved uthrough faith. And this is vnot your own doing; wit is the gift of God, 9 xnot a result of works, yso that no one may boast. 10For zwe are his workmanship, aacreated in Christ Jesus abfor good works, acwhich God prepared beforehand, adthat we should walk in them.
One in Christ11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called aethe circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12remember afthat you were at that time separated from Christ, agalienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to ahthe covenants of promise, aihaving no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were ajfar off have been brought near akby the blood of Christ. 14For alhe himself is our peace, amwho has made us both one and has broken down anin his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in aoordinances, that he might create in himself one apnew man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might aqreconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and arpreached peace to you who were asfar off and peace to those who were atnear. 18For authrough him we both have avaccess in awone Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer axstrangers and aliens ▼
▼Or sojournersbut you are azfellow citizens with the saints and bamembers of the household of God, 20 bbbuilt on the foundation of the bcapostles and prophets, bdChrist Jesus himself being bethe cornerstone, 21 bfin whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into bga holy temple in the Lord. 22In him bhyou also are being built together biinto a dwelling place for God by ▼
▼Or inthe Spirit.
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