1Andyou hath he quickened, who weredead in trespassesandsins;2Whereinin time past ye walked according to the course of thisworld, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that nowworkethin the children of disobedience:3Amongwhomalsoweall had our conversation in times pastin the lusts of ourflesh,fulfilling the desiresa of the fleshand of the mind;andwere by nature the children of wrath,evenasothers.4ButGod, who isrichinmercy,forhisgreatlovewherewith he lovedus,5Even when weweredead in sins, hath quickened us together withChrist, (by grace ye aresaved ;)
6And hath raised us up together , and made us sit togetherinheavenly places inChristJesus:7Thatin the ages to come he might shew the exceedingriches of hisgracein his kindnesstowardusthroughChristJesus.8For by grace are yesavedthroughfaith;andthatnotofyourselves: it is the gift of God:9Notofworks,lest any man should boast .
10For we arehisworkmanship,createdinChristJesusuntogoodworks,whichGod hath before ordainedbthat we should walkinthem.11Whereforeremember , thatye being in time pastGentilesin the flesh,who are calledUncircumcisionby that which is called the Circumcisionin the flesh made by hands;12Thatatthattime ye werewithoutChrist, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel,andstrangers from the covenants of promise,havingnohope,and without Godin the world:13ButnowinChristJesusyewhosometimeswere far off are madenighby the blood of Christ.14Forheisourpeace,who hath madebothone,and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
Having abolishedinhisflesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained inordinances; for tomakeinhimself of twainonenewman, so makingpeace;16And that he might reconcileboth unto Godinonebodyby the cross, having slain the enmitythereby :c17Andcame and preachedpeace to youwhich were afar off,and to them that were nigh.18ForthroughhimwebothhaveaccessbyoneSpiritunto the Father.19Nowtherefore ye are no morestrangersandforeigners,butfellowcitizens with the saints,and of the household of God;20
And are builtupon the foundation of the apostlesandprophets,JesusChristhimselfbeing the chief corner stone;
21Inwhomall the building fitly framed togethergrowethunto an holytemplein the Lord:22Inwhomyealso are builded togetherfor an habitation of Godthrough the Spirit.