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

 
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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) New International Version (NIV)
1 You were once dead because of your failures and sins. 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
2 You followed the ways of this present world and its spiritual ruler. This ruler continues to work in people 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 once lived among these people, and followed the desires of our corrupt nature. We did what our corrupt desires and thoughts wanted us to do. So, because of our nature, we deserved 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 rich in mercy because of his great love for us. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,
5 We were dead because of our failures, but he made us alive together with Christ. (It is God's kindness that saved you.) 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
6 God has brought us back to life together with Christ Jesus and has given us a position in heaven with him. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,