Ephesians 2

even you who were dead in trespasses and sins; in which you formerly walked, according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air--of the spirit which now effectually works in the children of disobedience; amongst whom we, also, were all formerly conversant in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh, and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as others.

But God being rich in mercy, through his great love with which he loved us, even us, who were dead in trespasses, he has made alive together with Christ; (by favor you are saved;) and has raised us up together, and has set us down together in heavenly places with Christ Jesus; that he might show, in the ages to come, the exceeding riches of his favor in his kindness toward us by Christ Jesus. For by favor you are saved through faith; and this salvation not by yourselves; it is the gift of God-- not by works, that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, for which God before prepared us, that we should walk in them.

11 Wherefore, remember that you, formerly Gentiles in the flesh, (those called the uncircumcision, by them called the circumcision in the flesh, made by hands,) 12 were in the world at that time, without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the institutions of promise; having no hope, and without God: 13 but now, in Christ Jesus, you were formerly far off, are brought nigh by the blood of Christ.

14 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation; 15 having abolished, by his flesh, the enmity, (the law of the commandments concerning ordinances,) that he might make the two into one new man, under himself, making peace: 16 and might reconcile both to God, in one body, through the cross; having slain the enmity by it. 17 And, having come, he brought good news of peace to you, the far off--to us , the nigh: 18 that, through him, we both have introduction to the Father, by one Spirit. 19 Now, then, you are no longer strangers and sojourners; but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God: 20 having been built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the foundation corner stone; 21 by which the whole building, being fitly compacted together, rises into a holy temple of the Lord; 22 in which you, also, are builded together, for a habitation of God by the Spirit.

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