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1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work 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 all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 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 the great love with which he loved us, 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved-- 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward 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 by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 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 a result of works, so that no one may boast. 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, 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 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called "the uncircumcision" by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- 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 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated 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 you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of 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 himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so 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 us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 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 he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members 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 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into 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 him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.