And you were dead
in the trespasses and sins
sphere of 1a and 2a
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—
we all once lived in the passions of our flesh,
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind,
and were by nature children of wrath,
like the rest of mankind.
being rich in mercy,
because of the great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our trespasses,
made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—
and raised us up with him
and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
[Purpose of 2:5b-6]
in the coming ages
he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
explain (of 5-7)
And this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God,
not a result of works,
so that no one may boast.
For we are his workmanship,
explain (of 8-9)
created in Christ Jesus
for good works,
which God prepared beforehand,
that we should walk in them.