To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins,
which were once habitual to you while you walked in the ways of this world and obeyed the Prince of the powers of the air, the spirits that are now at work in the hearts of the sons of disobedience--to you God has given Life.
Among them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the intense love which He bestowed on us,
caused us, dead though we were through our offences, to live with Christ--it is by grace that you have been saved--
raised us with Him from the dead, and enthroned us with Him in the heavenly realms as being in Christ Jesus,
in order that, by His goodness to us in Christ Jesus, He might display in the Ages to come the transcendent riches of His grace.