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1 To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins, 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 which were once habitual to you while you walked in the ways of this world and obeyed the Prince of the powers of the air, the spirits that are now at work in the hearts of the sons of disobedience--to you God has given Life. 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 them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others. 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 intense love which He bestowed on us, 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 caused us, dead though we were through our offences, to live with Christ--it is by grace that 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 raised us with Him from the dead, and enthroned us with Him in the heavenly realms as being in Christ Jesus, 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 in order that, by His goodness to us in Christ Jesus, He might display in the Ages to come the transcendent riches of His grace. 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 it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit-- 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--
9 so that it may be impossible for any one to boast. 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are God's own handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works which He has pre-destined us to practise. 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, do not forget that formerly you were Gentiles as to your bodily condition. You were called the Uncircumcision by those who style themselves the Circumcised--their circumcision being one which the knife has effected. 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 At that time you were living apart from Christ, estranged from the Commonwealth of Israel, with no share by birth in the Covenants which are based on the Promises, and you had no hope and no God, in all 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 so far away have been brought near through the death 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--He who has made Jews and Gentiles one, and in His own human nature has broken down the hostile dividing wall, 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 setting aside the Law with its commandments, expressed, as they were, in definite decrees. His design was to unite the two sections of humanity in Himself so as to form one new man, 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 thus effecting peace, and to reconcile Jews and Gentiles in one body to God, by means of His cross--slaying by it their mutual 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 So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, 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 because it is through Him that Jews and Gentiles alike have access through one Spirit to the Father. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 You are therefore no longer mere foreigners or persons excluded from civil rights. On the contrary you share citizenship with God's people and are members of His family. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,
20 You are a building which has been reared on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus Himself, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 in union with whom the whole fabric, fitted and closely joined together, is growing so as to form a holy sanctuary 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 being built up together to become a fixed abode for God through the Spirit. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.