2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience,
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
2 that you once practiced as you lived according to the ways of this present world and according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now active in those who are disobedient.
3 among whom also we all formerly lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the will of the flesh and of the mind, and we were children of wrath by nature, as also the rest of [them] were.
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
3 Indeed, all of us once behaved like them in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of our flesh and senses. By nature we were destined for wrath, just like everyone else.
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love [with] which he loved us,
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love for us
5 and we being dead in trespasses, he made [us] alive together with Christ (by grace you are saved),
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
5 even when we were dead because of our offenses, made us alive together with the Messiah (by grace you have been saved),
6 and raised [us] together and seated [us] together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
6 raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavenly realm in the Messiah Jesus,
7 in order that he might show in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
7 so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.
8 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this [is] not from yourselves, [it is] the gift of God;
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
8 For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
10 For we are his creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we may walk in them.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
10 For we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to perform good actions that God prepared long ago to be our way of life.
11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in [the] flesh, the so-called uncircumcision by the so-called circumcision in [the] flesh, made by hands,
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
11 So then, remember that at one time you gentiles by birth were called "the uncircumcised" by those who called themselves "the circumcised." They underwent physical circumcision done by human hands.
12 that you were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, not having hope, and without God in the world.
12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, (i)(AI)excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to (AJ)the covenants of promise, having (AK)no hope and (AL)without God in the world.
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
12 At that time you were without the Messiah, excluded from citizenship in Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise. You had no hope and were in the world without God.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you, the ones who once were far away, have become near by the blood of Christ.
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
13 But now, in union with the Messiah Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.
14 For he himself is our peace, who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of the partition, the enmity, in his flesh,
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
14 For it is he who is our peace. Through his mortality he made both groups one by tearing down the wall of hostility that divided them.
15 invalidating the law of commandments in ordinances, in order that he might create the two in himself into one new man, [thus] making peace,
15 (m)by (AT)abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is (AU)the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might (n)(AV)make the two into (AW)one new man, thus establishing (AX)peace,
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
15 He rendered the Law inoperative, along with its commandments and regulations, thus creating in himself one new humanity from the two, thereby making peace,
16 and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, killing the enmity in himself.
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
16 and reconciling both groups to God in one body through the cross, on which he eliminated the hostility.
17 And coming, he proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to the ones who were near,
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
17 He came and proclaimed peace for you who were far away and for you who were near.
18 because through him [we] both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
18 For through him, both of us have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the household of God,
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household,
19 That is why you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household,
20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, the Messiah Jesus himself being the cornerstone.
21 in whom the whole building, joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
21 In union with him the whole building is joined together and rises into a holy sanctuary for the Lord.
22 in whom you also are built up together into a dwelling place of God in [the] Spirit.
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
22 You, too, are being built in him, along with the others, into a place for God's Spirit to dwell.
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