Ephesians 2

and also you, he filleth, who were dead in your sins, and in your offences, in the which ye before walked, according to the worldliness of this world, and according to the pleasure of the prince potentate of the air, that spirit which is active in the children of disobedience: in which deeds we also, formerly, were conversant, in the cravings of our flesh; and we did the pleasure of our flesh, and of our mind, and were altogether the children of wrath, like the rest. But God who is rich in his mercies, because of the great love with which he loved us, when we were dead in our sins, quickened us with the Messiah, and rescued us by his grace; and resuscitated us with him, and seated us with him in heaven, in Jesus the Messiah: that he might show to the coming ages the magnitude of the riches of his grace, and his benignity towards us in Jesus the Messiah. For it is by his grace we are rescued, through faith; and this is not of yourselves, but it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any one glory. 10 For we are his creation ; who are created in Jesus the Messiah, for good works, which God hath before prepared for us to walk in. 11 Wherefore be mindful, that ye formerly were carnal Gentiles; and ye were called the uncircumcision, by that which is called the circumcision, and which is the work of the hands in the flesh. 12 And ye were, at that time, without the Messiah; and were aliens from the regulations of Israel; and strangers to the covenant of the promise; and were without hope, and without God, in the world. 13 But now, by Jesus the Messiah, ye who before were afar off, have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah. 14 For he is himself our peace, who hath made the two become one, and hath demolished the wall which stood in the midst, and the enmity, by his flesh; 15 and by his prescriptions he hath abolished the law of ordinances; that, in himself, he might make the two to be one new man; and he hath made peace, 16 and hath reconciled both with God, in one body, and hath slain the enmity by his cross. 17 And he came, and proclaimed peace to you afar off, and to those near: 18 because, by him there is access for us both, by one Spirit, unto the Father. 19 Wherefore, ye are not strangers, nor sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God. 20 And ye are built upon the foundations of the legates and the prophets; and Jesus the Messiah hath become the head of the corner in the edifice. 21 And in him all the edifice is framed together, and groweth into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 while ye also are builded in him, for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
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