You were made alive when you were dead through trespasses and sins,
in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience;
among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Messiah (by grace have you been saved),
and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Messiah Yeshua,
that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Messiah Yeshua;
for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
not of works, that no one would boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
Therefore remember that once you, the Goyim in the flesh, who are called "uncircumcision" by that which is called "circumcision," (in the flesh, made by hands);
that you were at that time separate from Messiah, alienated from the commonwealth of Yisra'el, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
But now in Messiah Yeshua you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Messiah.
For he is our shalom, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition,
having abolished in the flesh the hostility, the law of mitzvot contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making shalom;
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility thereby.
He came and preached shalom to you who were far off and to those who were near.
For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones, and of the household of God,
being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Messiah Yeshua himself being the chief cornerstone;
in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord;
in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.