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1And #Eph. 2:5; Col. 2:13you He made alive, #Eph. 4:18who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2#Col. 1:21in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to #(John 12:31); Eph. 6:12the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in #Col. 3:6the sons of disobedience, 3#1 Pet. 4:3among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in #Gal. 5:16the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and #(Ps. 51:5)were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
4But God, #Ps. 103:8–11; Rom. 10:12who is rich in mercy, because of His #John 3:16; 1 John 4:9, 10great love with which He loved us, 5#Rom. 5:6, 8even when we were dead in trespasses, #(Rom. 6:4, 5)made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6and raised us up together, and made us sit together #Eph. 1:20in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in #Titus 3:4His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8#(2 Tim. 1:9)For by grace you have been saved #Rom. 4:16through faith, and that not of yourselves; #(John 1:12, 13)it is the gift of God, 9not of #Rom. 4:4, 5; 11:6works, lest anyone should #Rom. 3:27boast. 10For we are #Is. 19:25His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
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