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CVG Ephesians Chapter 2

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1. And you being dead in your tresspasses and your sins,

2. In which at that time you walked according to the existence of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, whose spirit now works in the sons of disobedience.

3. Among whom also we all lived at one time in the desires of our flesh doing the decisions of the flesh and of our minds and we were by nature children of wrath as also the rest.

4. But God being rich in mercy, through His great love with which He loved us,

5. and made us who were dead in our trespasses to be alive together with Christ--by grace you have been saved--

6. And raised us and seated us together with Christ in the heavenlies.

7. In order that he may show in these ages to come the surpassing riches of His grace in the kindness on us in Christ Jesus.

8. For you have been saved by grace through faith, and this [whole amazing thing] is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

9. It is not from works lest anyone boast.

10. For we are His poetic work [NOTE: it could be just work, but I like poetic work] being created in Christ Jesus to good works in which God prepared beforehand that we may walk in them.

11. On which account, remember that at one time you were gentiles, in reference to the flesh, those who are called the foreskin by that [group] which is called the circumcision, which is in reference to the flesh done by human hands.

12. Because you were at that time separate from Christ, being alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers of the covenants of the promise, having no hope and godless in the world.

13. But now you are in Christ. Those at one time being far off you were brought near in the blood of Christ.

14. For He himself is our peace, the One Who made both groups into one and broke the middle wall of the partition, the enmity by His flesh.

15. Annulling the Law of commands in decrees in order that in Him, the two may be created into one new man, making peace.

16. And changing both groups into one body in God through His cross, killing the enmity in it [i.e. the cross].

17. And coming, he preached peace to you, those far off and peace to us, those near.

18. Because through him we have access. Both groups in one Spirit to the Father.

19. Therefore then no longer are we strangers and sojourners [NOTE: Clement uses this word in the beginning of his letter to the Corinthians] but you are fellow citizens of the saints and households of God.

20. Being built upon a foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with His cornerstone being Jesus Christ.

21. In Whom every building is being fit together grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

22. In Whom also you are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.