Ephesians 2:11-18 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 Don't forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders by birth. You were called "the uncircumcised ones" by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 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 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from God's people, Israel, and you did not know the promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. 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 you belong to Christ Jesus. Though you once were far away from God, now you have been brought near to him because of the blood 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 Christ himself has made peace between us Jews and you Gentiles by making us all one people. He has broken down the wall of hostility that used to separate us. 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 his death he ended the whole system of Jewish law that excluded the Gentiles. His purpose was to make peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new person from the two groups. 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 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. 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 He has brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and to us Jews who were near. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 Now all of us, both Jews and Gentiles, may come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.