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

 
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1 And you he made alive, when you were dead through 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 these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we 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, who is rich in mercy, out 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 through 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 made us sit 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 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 because of works, lest any man should 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.