1And you were 2dead in the trespasses and sins
3in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following 4the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in 5the sons of disobedience--
among whom we all once lived in 6the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and 7were by nature 8children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
But God, being 9rich in mercy, 10because of the great love with which he loved us,
even 11when we were dead in our trespasses, 12made us alive together with Christ--13by grace you have been saved--
and raised us up with him and 14seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable 15riches of his grace in 16kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For 17by grace you have been saved 18through faith. And this is 19not your own doing; 20it is the gift of God,
21not a result of works, 22so that no one may boast.
For 23we are his workmanship, 24created in Christ Jesus 25for good works, 26which God prepared beforehand, 27that we should walk in them.