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Ephesians 2 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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By Grace Through Faith

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

One in Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:11 - Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:12 - remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:13 - But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:14 - For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:15 - by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:16 - and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:17 - And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:18 - For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:19 - So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,[fn] but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:20 - built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:21 - in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:22 - In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by[fn] the Spirit.
ESV Footnotes
Greek flesh
Greek like the rest
Or And
Or sojourners
Or in

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