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Ephesians 2

NLT 1 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. NIV 1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, NLT 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. NIV 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. NLT 3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. NIV 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. NLT 4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, NIV 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, NLT 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) NIV 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved. NLT 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. NIV 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, NLT 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. NIV 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. NLT 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. NIV 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- NLT 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. NIV 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. NLT 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. NIV 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. NLT 11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. NIV 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)-- NLT 12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope. NIV 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. NLT 13 But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ. NIV 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. NLT 14 For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. NIV 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, NLT 15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. NIV 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, NLT 16 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. NIV 16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. NLT 17 He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. NIV 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. NLT 18 Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. NIV 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. NLT 19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. NIV 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, NLT 20 Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. NIV 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. NLT 21 We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. NIV 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. NLT 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit. NIV 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.