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.