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z And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, a doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled b in his body of flesh by his death,
Καὶ ὑμᾶς ποτε ὄντας ἀπηλλοτριωμένους καὶ ἐχθροὺς τῇ διανοίᾳ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τοῖς πονηροῖς, νυνὶ δὲ ἀποκατήλλαξεν ἐν τῷ σώματι τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ διὰ τοῦ θανάτου
c in order to present you holy and blameless and d above reproach before him,
παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους καὶ ἀνεγκλήτους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ,
e if indeed you continue in the faith, f stable and steadfast,
εἴ γε ἐπιμένετε τῇ πίστει τεθεμελιωμένοι καὶ ἑδραῖοι
not shifting from g the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed h in all creation 1 under heaven, i and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
καὶ μὴ μετακινούμενοι ἀπὸ τῆς ἐλπίδος τοῦ εὐαγγελίου οὗ ἠκούσατε, τοῦ κηρυχθέντος ἐν πάσῃ κτίσει τῇ ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν, οὗ ἐγενόμην ἐγὼ Παῦλος διάκονος.
Title: Stable, Steadfast, and Unshifting Main idea: We must continue in the faith Past (condition): Former alienated, hostile, evildoers (v. 21) Present (condition) : Now reconciled by the death of Christ's body (v. 22a) Future (condition) : Will be holy, blameless, and irreproachable (v. 22b) Present (conditions): If their faith remains stable, steadfast, and unshifting (v. 23–24)