Ephesians 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of this air, of the spirit that now worketh on the children of unbelief: 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 In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children 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 (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith 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 sins, hath quickened us together in Christ (by whose grace you are saved) 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
6 And hath raised us up together and hath made us sit together in the heavenly places, through 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 shew in the ages to come the abundant riches of his grace, in his bounty 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 by grace you are saved through faith: and that not of yourselves, for 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 of works, that no man may glory. 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus in good works, which God hath 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 For which cause be mindful that you, being heretofore gentiles is the flesh, who are called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision in the flesh, made 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 That you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the conversation of Israel and strangers to the testament, having no hope of the promise and without God in this 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 some time were afar off, are made nigh 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 is our peace, who hath made both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, the enmities in his flesh: 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
15 Making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that he might make 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 to God in one body by the cross, killing the enmities in himself. 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 preached peace to you that were afar off: and peace to them that were nigh. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 For by him we have access both in one Spirit to the Father. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow citizens with the saints and the domestics 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 upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief 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, being framed together, groweth up into an 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 you also are built together into an 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.