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Ephesians 2:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins, 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 In which you were living in the past, after the ways of this present world, doing the pleasure of the lord of the power of the air, the spirit who is now working in those who go against the purpose of 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 Among whom we all at one time were living in the pleasures of our flesh, giving way to the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and the punishment of God was waiting for us even as for 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, being full of mercy, through the great love which he had for us, 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 Even when we were dead through our sins, gave us life together with Christ (by grace you have salvation), 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
6 So that we came back from death with him, and are seated with him in the heavens, in Christ Jesus; 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,