And you [He made alive when you] were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of your transgressions and sins,
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (worldliness, manner of life), God made you alive together with Christ, having [freely] forgiven us all our sins,
Jesus said to her,
even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment).
for their [moral] understanding is darkened and their reasoning is clouded; [they are] alienated and self-banished from the life of God [with no share in it; this is] because of the [willful] ignorance and spiritual blindness that is [deep-seated] within them, because of the hardness and insensitivity of their heart.
But Jesus said to him,
Jesus said to him,
For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
So it is written [in Scripture], “The first man, Adam, became a living soul (an individual);” the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit [restoring the dead to life].
For the love of Christ controls and compels us, because we have concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died;
and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength
For this reason He says,
And arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.”
Therefore if you have been raised with Christ [to a new life, sharing in His resurrection from the dead], keep seeking the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Whereas she who lives for pleasure and self-indulgence is spiritually dead even while she still lives.
We know that we have passed out of death into Life, because we love the brothers and sisters. He who does not love remains in [spiritual] death.