Made Alive in Christ

1 And you were 1dead in your trespasses and sins,
2 in which you 2formerly walked according to the course of 3this world, according to 4the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in 5the sons of disobedience.
3 Among them we too all 6formerly lived in 7the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were 8by nature 9children of wrath, 10even as the rest.
4 But God, being 11rich in mercy, because of 12His great love with which He loved us,
5 even when we were 13dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (14by grace you have been saved ),
6 and 15raised us up with Him, and 16seated us with Him in 17the heavenly places in 18Christ Jesus,
7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing 19riches of His grace in 20kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8 For 21by grace you have been saved 22through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is 23the gift of God;
9 24not as a result of works, so that 25no one may boast.
10 For we are His workmanship, 26created in 27Christ Jesus for 28good works, which God 29prepared beforehand so that we would 30walk in them.