1 And you were adead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you aformerly walked according to the course of bthis world, according to cthe prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in dthe sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all aformerly lived in bthe lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were cby nature dchildren of wrath, eeven as the rest. 4 But God, being arich in mercy, because of bHis great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were adead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (bby grace you have been saved), 6 and araised us up with Him, and bseated us with Him in cthe heavenly places in dChrist Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing ariches of His grace in bkindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For aby grace you have been saved bthrough faith; and that not of yourselves, it is cthe gift of God; 9 anot as a result of works, so that bno one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, acreated in bChrist Jesus for cgood works, which God dprepared beforehand so that we would ewalk in them. 11 Therefore remember that aformerly byou, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "cUncircumcision" by the so-called "cCircumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands-- 12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, aexcluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to bthe covenants of promise, having cno hope and dwithout God in the world. 13 But now in aChrist Jesus you who bformerly were cfar off have cbeen brought near dby the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is aour peace, bwho made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by aabolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is bthe Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might cmake the two into done new man, thus establishing epeace, 16 and might areconcile them both in bone body to God through the cross, by it having cput to death the enmity. 17 AND aHE CAME AND PREACHED bPEACE TO YOU WHO WERE cFAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE cNEAR; 18 for through Him we both have aour access in bone Spirit to cthe Father. 19 So then you are no longer astrangers and aliens, but you are bfellow citizens with the saints, and are of cGod's household, 20 having been abuilt on bthe foundation of cthe apostles and prophets, dChrist Jesus Himself being the ecorner stone, 21 ain whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into ba holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being abuilt together into a bdwelling of God in the Spirit.