Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time 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 ye 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, ye, who formerly were far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath 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 of two one new man, [so] making peace;
And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having by it slain the enmity:
And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
For through him we both have an access by one Spirit to the Father.
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-[stone];
In whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth to a holy temple in the Lord:
In whom ye also are built together, for a habitation of God through the Spirit.