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

 
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11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands-- 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 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 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 in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in 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 he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, 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 abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 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 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. 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 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
18 for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.