1 And you hath he made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which ye formerly walked after the manner of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that still operates in the children of disobedience: 3 among whom also we were all conversant heretofore in our carnal desires, indulging the appetites of the flesh and of our imaginations; and were by nature children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God being rich in mercy, through his great love wherewith He loved us, 5 hath made us alive in Christ, even when we were dead in trespasses, (for by grace ye are saved) and hath raised us up together, 6 and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. 7 That in the ages to come He might shew the superabundant riches of his grace, in his kindness towards us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace ye are saved, through faith: and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not by works, that no one may boast: 9 for we are his workmanship, 10 created in Christ Jesus unto good works, for which God before prepared us, that we might walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember that ye were formerly Gentiles in the flesh, called uncircumcision by that which is called circumcision made by hands in the flesh; 12 and ye were at that time without Christ, aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: but now in Christ Jesus, 13 ye, who were formerly afar off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For He is our peace, who hath made both one, and removed the wall of partition from between us; 15 having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that He might form the two into one new man, in Himself, so making peace; 16 and that He might reconcile both in one body unto God, by the cross, having thereby slain the enmity: 17 and He came and preached peace to you that were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. 19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the houshold of God; 20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone: 21 in whom the whole building fitly joined together increaseth to an holy temple in the Lord: 22 in whom ye also are built up together for an habitation of God by the Spirit.