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Ephesians 2:11-22

NIRV 11 You who are not Jews by birth, here is what I want you to remember. You are called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "circumcised." But they have only been circumcised in their bodies by human hands. 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)-- NIRV 12 Before you believed in Christ, you were separated from him. You were not considered to be citizens of Israel. You were not included in what the covenants promised. You were without hope and without God in the world. 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. NIRV 13 At one time you were far away from God. But now you belong to Christ Jesus. He spilled his blood for you. That has brought you near to God. NIV 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. NIRV 14 Christ himself is our peace. He has made Jews and non-Jews into one group of people. He has destroyed the hatred that was like a wall between 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, NIRV 15 Through his body on the cross, Christ put an end to the law with all its commands and rules. He wanted to create one new group of people out of the two. He wanted to make peace between them. 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, NIRV 16 He planned to bring both of them as one body back to God because of the cross. Christ put their hatred to death on that cross. 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. NIRV 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away. He also preached peace to those who were near. NIV 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. NIRV 18 Through Christ we both come to the Father by the power of one Holy Spirit. NIV 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. NIRV 19 So you are no longer strangers and outsiders. You are citizens together with God's 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, NIRV 20 You are a building that is built on the apostles and prophets. They are the foundation. Christ Jesus himself is the most important stone in the building. NIV 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. NIRV 21 The whole building is held together by him. It rises to become a holy temple because it belongs to the Lord. NIV 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. NIRV 22 And because you belong to him, you too are being built together. You are being made into a house where God lives through his Spirit. NIV 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.