Ephesians Chapter 2

New Testament / Epistle to the Ephesians / Chapter 2

1-3 And you, he has made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, which in times past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience, among whom also we once conducted ourselves in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4-10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love whereby he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (for by grace you have been saved), and has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

11-13 Therefore remember, that youbeing in times past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands, that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus, you who sometimes were far off are brought near by the blood of Christ.

14-18 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us, having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, to make in himself one new man from the two, so making peace, and that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, therefby having slain the enmity. And he came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to those who were near. For through him, we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

19-22 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, and are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom all the building fitly framed together grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.

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