Chapter 2Ephesians

2

1 And you he quickened, when ye were dead through your :trespasses and :sins, 2 wherein ye once walked according to the age of this :world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of :disobedience; 3 among whom we also all once †lived in the lusts of our :flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:—4 but :God, being rich in mercy, for his great :love where with he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through the trespasses made us alive together with the Christ (by grace have ye been saved), 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenlies, in Christ Jesus: 7 that in the ages :to come he might show the exceeding riches of his :grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus: 8 for by :grace have ye been saved through faith; and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not of works, that no one should glory. 10 For we are his workman ship, created in Christ Jesus upon good works, which :God afore prepared that we should walk in them.

11 Wherefore remember, that once ye, the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by what is called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 that ye were at that :season apart from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of :Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are become nigh in the blood of the Christ. 14 For HE is our :peace, who made :both one, and brake down the middle wall of the partition, 15 having abolished in his :flesh the enmity, the law of the commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, making peace; 16 and might reconcile :both in one body to :God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 and he came and †preached peace to you the far off, and peace to the nigh: 18 because through him we :both have the access in one Spirit unto the Father. 19 So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but are fellowcitizens with the saints, and of :God’s household, 20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, †Christ Jesus himself being chief corner stone; 21 in whom †every building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy †temple in the Lord; 22 in whom ye also are builded together into a habitation of :God in Spirit.

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