Ephesians 2

Made Alive in Christ

1And you
Lit being
were b  dead
Or by reason of
in your trespasses and sins,
2in which you d  formerly walked according to the
Lit age
course of f  this world, according to g  the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in h  the sons of disobedience.
3Among them we too all i  formerly lived in j  the lusts of our flesh
Lit doing
indulging the desires of the flesh and of the
Lit thoughts
mind, and were m  by nature n  children of wrath o  even as the rest.
4But God, being p  rich in mercy, because of q  His great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were r  dead
Or by reason of
in our transgressions, made us alive together
Two early mss read in Christ
with Christ ( u  by grace you have been saved),
6and v  raised us up with Him, and w  seated us with Him in x  the heavenly places in y  Christ Jesus, 7so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing z  riches of His grace in aa  kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For ab  by grace you have been saved ac  through faith; and
I.e. that salvation
that not of yourselves, it is ae  the gift of God;
9 af  not as a result of works, so that ag  no one may boast. 10For we are His workmanship ah  created in ai  Christ Jesus for aj  good works, which God ak  prepared beforehand so that we would al  walk in them.

11Therefore remember that am  formerly an  you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called ao  Uncircumcisionby the so-called ap  Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands 12remember that you were at that time separate from Christ
Or alienated
,
ar  excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to as  the covenants of promise, having at  no hope and au  without God in the world.
13But now in av  Christ Jesus you who aw  formerly were ax  far off
Lit became; or were made
have az  been brought near
Or in
,
bb  by the blood of Christ.
14For He Himself is bc  our peace bd  who made both groups into one and broke down the
Lit the dividing wall of the barrier
barrier of the dividing wall,
15
Or the enmity, by abolishing in His flesh the Law
by bg  abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is bh  the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might
Lit create
,
bj  make the two into bk  one new man, thus establishing bl  peace,
16and might bm  reconcile them both in bn  one body to God through the cross,
Or in Himself
by it having bp  put to death the enmity.
17And bq  He came and preached br  peace to you who were bs  far away, and peace to those who were bt  near; 18for through Him we both have bu  our access in bv  one Spirit to bw  the Father. 19So then you are no longer bx  strangers and aliens, but you are by  fellow citizens with the
Or holy ones
saints, and are of ca  God’s household,
20having been cb  built on cc  the foundation of cd  the apostles and prophets, ce  Christ Jesus Himself being the cf  corner stone, 21 cg  in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into ch  a holy
Or sanctuary
temple in the Lord,
22in whom you also are being cj  built together into a ck  dwelling of God in the Spirit.
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