And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
wherein in times past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.
Among these also we all had our manner of living in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love wherewith He loved us,
even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved),
and hath raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God--
not by works, lest any man should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath beforehand ordained, that we should walk in them.
Therefore, remember that ye, being in times past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by those who are called the Circumcision in the flesh so made by hands--
remember that at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
But now in Christ Jesus, ye who once were far off have been brought nigh by the blood of Christ.
For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us,
having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might make in Himself one new man out of the two, so making peace,
and that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.
He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were nigh;
for through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Now therefore, ye are strangers and foreigners no more, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God.
Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,
in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto a holy temple in the Lord,
in Whom ye also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.