Made Alive in Christ

1 And you, {although you were dead} in your trespasses and sins,
2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience,
3 among whom also we all formerly lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the will of the flesh and of the mind, and we were children of wrath by nature, as also the rest of [them] were.
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love [with] which he loved us,
5 and we being dead in trespasses, he made [us] alive together with Christ (by grace you are saved),
6 and raised [us] together and seated [us] together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,
7 in order that he might show in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this [is] not from yourselves, [it is] the gift of God;
9 [it is] not from works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.