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Ephesians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Made Alive in Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:1 -

And [fn]you [fn]were dead [fn]in your offenses and sins,

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:2 - in which you previously walked according to the [fn]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the [fn]sons of disobedience.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:3 - Among them [fn]we too all previously lived in the lusts of our flesh, [fn]indulging the desires of the flesh and of the [fn]mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:4 - But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:5 - even when we were dead [fn]in our wrongdoings, made us alive together [fn]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 ages to come He might show the [fn]boundless 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 [fn]this is not of yourselves, 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 so that we would walk in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:11 -

Therefore remember that previously you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcisionwhich is performed in the flesh by human hands

Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:12 - remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, [fn]excluded from [fn]the people of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:13 - But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away [fn]have been brought near [fn]by the blood of Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:14 - For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the [fn]barrier of the dividing wall,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:15 - [fn]by abolishing [fn]in His flesh the hostility, which is the Law composed of commandments expressed in ordinances, so that in Himself He might [fn]make the two one new person, in this way establishing peace;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:16 - and that He might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, [fn]by it having put to death the hostility.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:17 - And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near;
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:18 - for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:19 - So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the [fn]saints, and are of God’s household,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:20 - having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:21 - in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy [fn]temple in the Lord,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 2:22 - in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
NASB20 Footnotes
I.e., Gentile believers
Lit being
Or by reason of
Lit age
I.e., people opposed to God
I.e., Jewish believers
Lit doing
Lit thoughts
Or by reason of
Two early mss in Christ
Lit surpassing
I.e., this salvation
Or alienated
Or citizenship in Israel
Lit became; or were made
Or in
Lit the dividing wall of the barrier
Or the hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the Law
I.e., by His death
Lit create
Or in Himself
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Or sanctuary

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