Ephesians 2:13-22 NIV

13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once1 were far away have been brought near2 through the blood of Christ.3

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      14 For he himself is our peace,4 who has made the two one5 and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,

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      15 by abolishing in his flesh6 the law with its commandments and regulations.7 His purpose was to create in himself one8 new man out of the two, thus making peace,

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      16 and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,9 by which he put to death their hostility.

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      17 He came and preached peace10 to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.11

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      18 For through him we both have access12 to the Father13 by one Spirit.14

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      19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens,15 but fellow citizens16 with God's people and members of God's household,17

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      20 built18 on the foundation19 of the apostles and prophets,20 with Christ Jesus himself21 as the chief cornerstone.22

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      21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple23 in the Lord.

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      22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.24

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