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Ephesians 2:1-10 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Once you were dead, doomed forever because of your many sins. 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 You used to live just like the rest of the world, full of sin, obeying Satan, the mighty prince of the power of the air. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. 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 All of us used to live that way, following the passions and desires of our evil nature. We were born with an evil nature, and we were under God's anger just like everyone else. 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 is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very much, 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 that even while we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's special favor 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 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms -- all because we are one with Christ Jesus. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
7 And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us through 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 God saved you by his special favor when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from 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 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
10 For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.