Arc of Ephesians 2:1-10 and 11-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
You were dead, but God made you alive in Christ; therefore, remember that God has brought you near to him and made you part of his temple.
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Published October 31st, 2018
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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j And you were k dead in the trespasses and sins
And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
l in which you once walked,
Wherein in time past ye walked
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following the course of this world,
according to the course of this world,
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following m the prince of the power of the air,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
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the spirit that is now at work in n the sons of disobedience—
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
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among whom we all once lived
Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past
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in o the passions of our flesh,
in the lusts of our flesh,
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carrying out the desires of the body 1 and the mind,
fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;
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and p were by nature q children of wrath,
and were by nature the children of wrath,
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like the rest of mankind. 2
even as others.
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But 1 God, ... made us alive together with Christ
But God... hath quickened us together with Christ,
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being r rich in mercy,
who is rich in mercy,
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s because of the great love with which he loved us,
for his great love wherewith he loved us,
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even t when we were dead in our trespasses,
Even when we were dead in sins,
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v by grace you have been saved—
(by grace ye are saved;)
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and raised us up with him
And hath raised us up together,
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and w seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
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so that ... he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
That ... he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
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...in the coming ages...
...in the ages to come...
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For z by grace you have been saved a through faith.
For by grace are ye saved through faith;
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And this is b not your own doing;
and that not of yourselves:
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c it is the gift of God,
it is the gift of God:
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d not a result of works,
Not of works,
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e so that no one may boast.
lest any man should boast.
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For f we are his workmanship, g created in Christ Jesus
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
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h for good works,
unto good works,
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i which God prepared beforehand,
which God hath before ordained
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j that we should walk in them.
that we should walk in them.
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You used to be dead, like the rest of the flesh-following, wrath-destined world.
But the merciful, loving God gave us life, raised us up, and seated us with Christ, so that he could reveal his bottomless grace.
I say that because your salvation is by grace - God's gift, not from works, because we are God's workmanship for works.
Although you used to be dead in sin like everybody else, God saved us in Christ by grace through faith, so his grace would be magnified.
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Ephesians 2:11-22
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called k the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands—
remember l that you were at that time separated from Christ,
m alienated from the commonwealth of Israel
and strangers to n the covenants of promise,
o having no hope
and without God in the world.
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But now in Christ Jesus you who once were p far off have been brought near
q by the blood of Christ.
For r he himself is our peace,
s who has made us both one
and has broken down t in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in u ordinances,
that he might create in himself one v new man in place of the two,
so making peace,
and might w reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross,
thereby killing the hostility.
And he came
and x preached peace to you who were y far off
and peace to those who were z near.
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
So then you are no longer d strangers
and aliens, 1
but you are e fellow citizens with the saints
and f members of the household of God,
g built on the foundation of the h apostles and prophets,
i Christ Jesus himself being j the cornerstone,
k in whom the whole structure... grows into a holy temple in the Lord.
...being joined together...
In him m you also are being built together n into a dwelling place for God by 1 the Spirit.
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God saved you to reveal his glory to you forever, so that no-one can boast, and so that you will do good works; therefore , remember where you were and where God has brought you!
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