Ephesians 2

Made Alive in Christ

And you
Lit being
were b dead
Or by reason of
in your trespasses and sins,
in 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.
Among 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.
But God, being p rich in mercy, because of q His great love with which He loved us, even 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),
and v raised us up with Him, and w seated us with Him in x the heavenly places in y Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing z riches of His grace in aa kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For 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;
af not as a result of works, so that ag no one may boast. 10 For 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.

11 Therefore 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 12 remember 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.
13 But 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.
14 For 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,
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,
16 and 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.
17 And bq  He came and preached br  peace to you who were bs  far away, and peace to those who were bt  near; 18 for through Him we both have bu our access in bv one Spirit to bw the Father. 19 So 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,
20 having 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,
22 in whom you also are being cj built together into a ck dwelling of God in the Spirit.
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