From Death to Life

And you were dead(A) in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world,(B) according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens,[a](C) the spirit(D) now working in the disobedient.[b] We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly(E) desires, carrying out the inclinations(F) of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath(G) as the others were also. But God, who is rich in mercy,(H) because of His great love(I) that He had for us,[c] made us alive(J) with the Messiah even though we were dead(K) in trespasses. You are saved by grace! Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens,(L) so that in the coming ages(M) He might display the immeasurable riches(N) of His grace through His kindness(O) to us in Christ Jesus. For you are saved by grace(P) through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.

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  1. Ephesians 2:2 Lit ruler of the domain of the air
  2. Ephesians 2:2 Lit sons of disobedience
  3. Ephesians 2:4 Lit love with which He loved us

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