Wherefore, remember, that ye [were] once the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,
that ye were at that time apart from Christ, having been alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope, and without God, in the world;
and now, in Christ Jesus, ye being once afar off became nigh in the blood of the Christ,
for he is our peace, who did make both one, and the middle wall of the enclosure did break down,
the enmity in his flesh, the law of the commands in ordinances having done away, that the two he might create in himself into one new man, making peace,
and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,
and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,
because through him we have the access -- we both -- in one Spirit unto the Father.
Then, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,
being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being chief corner-[stone],
in whom all the building fitly framed together doth increase to an holy sanctuary in the Lord,
in whom also ye are builded together, for a habitation of God in the Spirit.