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21 And you, (A)who once were alienated and enemies in your mind (B)by wicked works, yet now He has (C)reconciled

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For (A)we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. But when (B)the kindness and the love of (C)God our Savior toward man appeared, (D)not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through (E)the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, (F)whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace (G)we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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12 that at that time you 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.

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18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the (A)blindness of their heart;

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By Grace Through Faith

And (A)you He made alive, (B)who were dead in trespasses and sins, (C)in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to (D)the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in (E)the sons of disobedience, (F)among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in (G)the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and (H)were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:2 Gr. aion, aeon

Much more then, having now been justified (A)by His blood, we shall be saved (B)from wrath through Him. 10 For (C)if when we were enemies (D)we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved (E)by His life.

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15 (A)To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. 16 They profess to (B)know God, but (C)in works they deny Him, being [a]abominable, disobedient, (D)and disqualified for every good work.

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Footnotes

  1. Titus 1:16 detestable

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. (A)Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor [a]homosexuals, nor [b]sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were (B)some of you. (C)But you were washed, but you were [c]sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 catamites, those submitting to homosexuals
  2. 1 Corinthians 6:9 male homosexuals
  3. 1 Corinthians 6:11 set apart

Christ Our Cornerstone

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

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Because (A)the [a]carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, (B)nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 8:7 fleshly

30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

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[a]Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that (A)friendship with the world is enmity with God? (B)Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

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Footnotes

  1. James 4:4 NU omits Adulterers and

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