The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians

Chapter 2

We are saved by grace through faith—The blood of Christ saves Jew and Gentile alike—The Church is built upon the foundation of apostles and prophets.

 And you hath he quickened, who were adead in trespasses and sins;

 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this aworld, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of bdisobedience:

 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the alusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by bnature the children of wrath, even as others.

 But God, who is rich in amercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

 Even when we were dead in sins, hath aquickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding ariches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

 For by agrace are ye bsaved through cfaith; and that not of yourselves: it is the dgift of God:

 Not of works, lest any man should aboast.

 10 For we are his aworkmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good bworks, which God hath before ordained that we should cwalk in them.

 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called aUncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and astrangers from the bcovenants of promise, having no chope, and dwithout God in the world:

 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

 14 For he is our apeace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle bwall of partition between us;

 15 Having aabolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in bordinances; for to make in himself of twain one cnew man, so making peace;

 16 And that he might areconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

 19 Now therefore ye are no more astrangers and foreigners, but bfellowcitizens with the csaints, and of the dhousehold of God;

 20 And are built upon the foundation of the aapostles and bprophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief ccorner stone;

 21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.