Ephesians 2

By Grace Through Faith

1 a  And you were b  dead in the trespasses and sins 2 c  in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following d  the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in e  the sons of disobedience 3among whom we all once lived in f  the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body
Greek flesh
and the mind, and h  were by nature i  children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Greek  like the rest
4But
Or And
God, being l  rich in mercy m  because of the great love with which he loved us,
5even n  when we were dead in our trespasses o  made us alive together with Christp  by grace you have been saved 6and raised us up with him and q  seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable r  riches of his grace in s  kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For t  by grace you have been saved u  through faith. And this is v  not your own doing; w  it is the gift of God, 9 x  not a result of works y  so that no one may boast. 10For z  we are his workmanship aa  created in Christ Jesus ab  for good works ac  which God prepared beforehand ad  that we should walk in them.

One in Christ

11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcisionby what is called ae  the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands 12remember af  that you were at that time separated from Christ, ag  alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to ah  the covenants of promise, ai  having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were aj  far off have been brought near ak  by the blood of Christ. 14For al  he himself is our peace am  who has made us both one and has broken down an  in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ao  ordinances, that he might create in himself one ap  new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might aq  reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and ar  preached peace to you who were as  far off and peace to those who were at  near. 18For au  through him we both have av  access in aw  one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer ax  strangers and aliens
Or sojourners
but you are az  fellow citizens with the saints and ba  members of the household of God,
20 bb  built on the foundation of the bc  apostles and prophets bd  Christ Jesus himself being be  the cornerstone, 21 bf  in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into bg  a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him bh  you also are being built together bi  into a dwelling place for God by
Or in
the Spirit.

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