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Ephesians 2 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 and *you*, being dead in your offences and sins -- 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 in which ye once walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience: 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
3 among whom *we* also all once had our conversation in the lusts of our flesh, doing what the flesh and the thoughts willed to do, and were children, by nature, of wrath, even as the rest: 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.
4 but God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love wherewith he loved us, 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 (we too being dead in offences,) has quickened us with the Christ, (ye are saved by grace,) 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
6 and has raised [us] up together, and has made [us] sit down together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
8 For ye are saved by grace, through faith; and this not of yourselves; it is God's gift: 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
9 not on the principle of works, that no one might boast. 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has before prepared that we should walk in them. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
11 Wherefore remember that *ye*, once nations in [the] flesh, who [are] called uncircumcision by that called circumcision in [the] flesh done with the hand; 11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "the circumcision" (that done in the body by the hands of men)--
12 that ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.
13 but now in Christ Jesus *ye* who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
14 For *he* is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of enclosure, 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace; 15 by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,
16 and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity; 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
17 and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 For through him we have both access by one Spirit to the Father. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God, 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,
20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the corner-stone, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 in whom all [the] building fitted together increases to a holy temple in the Lord; 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
22 in whom *ye* also are built together for a habitation of God in [the] Spirit. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.