12 (A)having been buried with him in baptism, in which (B)you were also raised with him through faith in (C)the powerful working of God, (D)who raised him from the dead.

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Do you not know that all of us (A)who have been baptized (B)into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were (C)buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as (D)Christ was raised from the dead by (E)the glory of the Father, we too might walk in (F)newness of life.

For (G)if we have been united with him in (H)a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.

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21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, (A)now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but (B)as an appeal to God for a good conscience, (C)through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,

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19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, (A)according to the working of (B)his great might 20 that he worked in Christ (C)when he raised him from the dead and (D)seated him at his right hand (E)in the heavenly places,

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24 but for ours also. It will be counted to us (A)who believe in (B)him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,

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Put On the New Self

(A)If then you have been raised with Christ, seek (B)the things that are above, where Christ is, (C)seated at the right hand of God. (D)Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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But[a] God, being (A)rich in mercy, (B)because of the great love with which he loved us, even (C)when we were dead in our trespasses, (D)made us alive together with Christ—(E)by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and (F)seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:4 Or And

27 For as many of you as (A)were baptized (B)into Christ have (C)put on Christ.

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16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 (A)Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from (B)the Father of lights, (C)with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.[a]

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  1. James 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning

Benediction

20 Now (A)may the God of peace (B)who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, (C)the great shepherd of the sheep, by (D)the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 (E)equip you with everything good that you may do his will, (F)working in us[a] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, (G)to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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  1. Hebrews 13:21 Some manuscripts you

17 (A)so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being (B)rooted and (C)grounded in love,

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For (A)by grace you have been saved (B)through faith. And this is (C)not your own doing; (D)it is the gift of God,

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20 But in fact (A)Christ has been raised from the dead, (B)the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

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13 For (A)in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—(B)Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and (C)all were made to drink of one Spirit.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:13 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

Now (A)if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that (B)Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; (C)death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, (D)once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves (E)dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

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looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, (A)who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising (B)the shame, and (C)is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

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and of (A)instruction about washings,[a] (B)the laying on of hands, (C)the resurrection of the dead, and (D)eternal judgment.

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  1. Hebrews 6:2 Or baptisms (that is, cleansing rites)

he saved us, (A)not because of works done by us in righteousness, but (B)according to his own mercy, by (C)the washing of regeneration and (D)renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he (E)poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

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29 For (A)it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also (B)suffer for his sake,

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14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

(A)“Awake, O sleeper,
    and (B)arise from the dead,
and (C)Christ will shine on you.”

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