Ephesians 2:11-22 DBY

11 Wherefore remember that *ye*, once nations in [the] flesh, who [are] called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in [the] flesh done with the hand;
12 that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God a in the world:

References for Ephesians 2:12

    • o 2:12 - Or 'atheists.'
      13 but now in Christ Jesus *ye* who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ.
      14 For *he* is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure,
      15 having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace;
      16 and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;
      17 and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh.
      18 For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father.
      19 So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,
      20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone,
      21 in whom all [the] b building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord;

      References for Ephesians 2:21

        • p 2:21 - I judge that the correct reading in the Greek is without the article. This construction directs the mind to all the component parts of the thing in question. So here the building is not viewed as one completed thing but was 'growing to' a temple (naos). He is looking at a building composed of living stones as a whole, but mentally apprehended as composed of many parts. Among these, in Christ, the Gentiles at Ephesus were built in too, to be now already a habitation of God by the presence of the Spirit.
          22 in whom *ye* also are built together for a habitation of God in [the] Spirit.