21in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following 2the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in 3the sons of disobedience--
among whom we all once lived in 4the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the bodya and the mind, and 5were by nature 6children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Butb God, being 7rich in mercy, 8because of the great love with which he loved us,
even 9when we were dead in our trespasses, 10made us alive together with Christ--11by grace you have been saved--
and raised us up with him and 12seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable 13riches of his grace in 14kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For 15by grace you have been saved 16through faith. And this is 17not your own doing; 18it is the gift of God,
919not a result of works, 20so that no one may boast.
For 21we are his workmanship, 22created in Christ Jesus 23for good works, 24which God prepared beforehand, 25that we should walk in them.
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called 26the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands--
remember 27that you were at that time separated from Christ, 28alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to 29the covenants of promise, 30having no hope and without God in the world.