Ephesians 2:11-3:6New American Standard Bible (NASB)
11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, [a]excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off [b]have been brought near [c]by the blood of Christ.14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the [d]barrier of the dividing wall,15 [e]by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which isthe Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might [f]make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, [g]by it having put to death the enmity.17 AndHe came and preachedpeace to you who werefar away, and peace to those who werenear;18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the [h]saints, and are of God’s household,20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy [i]temple in the Lord,22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.4 [j]By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight [k]into the mystery of Christ,5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets [l]in the Spirit;6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel,
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