Ephesians 2 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
2 ¶ And he has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,
2 in which in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the will of the prince of the power of this air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience,
3 among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as all the others.
4 ¶ But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great charity with which he loved us,
5 even as we were dead in sins, he has made us alive together with the Christ (by whose grace ye are saved)
6 and has raised us up together and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God,
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared that we should walk in them.
11 ¶ Therefore remember that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who were called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh, which is made by hands,
12 that at that time ye 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,
13 but now in Christ Jesus ye who at another time were far off are made near by the blood of the Christ.
14 ¶ For he is our peace, who of both has made one, breaking down the middle wall of separation,
15 abolishing in his flesh the enmity, which was the law of commandments in the order of rites, to edify in himself the two in one new man, making peace,
16 and to reconcile both with God by the cross[a] in one body, having slain the enmity thereby;
17 and he came and preached peace unto you who were afar off and to those that were near.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints and of the household of God,
20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone,
21 in whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the Lord,
22 in whom ye also are being built together for the habitation of God in the Spirit.
Ephesians 2 New International Version (NIV)
Made Alive in Christ
2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.