Ephesians 2:8-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and [a]that not of yourselves, it isthe gift of God;9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
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, [b]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 [c]have been brought near [d]by the blood of Christ.14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the [e]barrier of the dividing wall,15 [f]by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which isthe Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might [g]make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, [h]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 [i]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 [j]temple in the Lord,22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
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