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Ephesians 2:11-22 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 So remember that once you were Gentiles by physical descent, who were called "uncircumcised" by Jews who are physically circumcised. 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 At that time you were without Christ. You were aliens rather than citizens of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of God's promise. In this world you had no hope and no God. 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, thanks to Christ Jesus, you who once were so far away have been brought near by 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 Christ is our peace. He made both Jews and Gentiles into one group. With his body, he broke down the barrier of hatred that divided 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 He canceled the detailed rules of the Law so that he could create one new person out of the two groups, 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 He reconciled them both as one body to God by the cross, which ended the hostility to God. 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 When he came, he announced the good news of peace to you who were far away from God and 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 We both have access to the Father through Christ by the one Spirit. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 So now you are no longer strangers and aliens. Rather, you are fellow citizens with God's people, and you belong to God's household. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household,
20 As God's household, you are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 The whole building is joined together in him, and it grows up into a temple that is dedicated to the Lord. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
22 Christ is building you into a place where God lives through the Spirit. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.