27 So God created(A) mankind(B) in his own image,(C)
    in the image of God(D) he created them;
    male and female(E) he created them.(F)

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“Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;(A)
for in the image of God(B)
    has God made mankind.

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23 for all have sinned(A) and fall short of the glory of God,

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Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ

12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man,(A) and death through sin,(B) and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned(C)

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The mind governed by the flesh is death,(A) but the mind governed by the Spirit is life(B) and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God;(C) it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

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Made Alive in Christ

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,(A) in which you used to live(B) when you followed the ways of this world(C) and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air,(D) the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.(E) All of us also lived among them at one time,(F) gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a](G) and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit.