Ephesians 2
ESV

Ephesians 2

2
By Grace Through Faith
1 # Col. 2:13; [Col. 1:21] And you were #ver. 5; [ch. 4:18]; See Luke 15:24dead in the trespasses and sins 2#ch. 4:17, 22; 5:8; Col. 3:7; See Rom. 11:30; 1 Cor. 6:11 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following #[ch. 6:12; Rev. 9:11]; See John 12:31 the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in #ch. 5:6; [1 Pet. 1:14]the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in #Gal. 5:16 the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body#2:3 Greek flesh and the mind, and #See Ps. 51:5; Rom. 5:12 were by nature #[2 Pet. 2:14]children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.#2:3 Greek like the rest 4But#2:4 Or And God, being #ver. 7; Titus 3:5; See Rom. 2:4 rich in mercy, #See John 3:16because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even #ver. 1; [Rom. 5:6, 8, 10] when we were dead in our trespasses, #Col. 2:12, 13; [John 14:19; Rev. 20:4] made us alive together with Christ—#ver. 8; See Acts 15:11by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and #See ch. 1:20seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable #ver. 4 riches of his grace in #Titus 3:4kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For #ver. 5 by grace you have been saved #1 Pet. 1:5; [Rom. 4:16] through faith. And this is #[2 Cor. 3:5] not your own doing; #[John 4:10; Heb. 6:4]it is the gift of God, 9#2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5; See Rom. 3:20, 28 not a result of works, #1 Cor. 1:29; [Judg. 7:2]so that no one may boast. 10For #Deut. 32:6, 15; Ps. 100:3 we are his workmanship, #[ch. 3:9; 4:24; Col. 3:10] created in Christ Jesus #ch. 4:24 for good works, #[ch. 1:4] which God prepared beforehand, #Col. 1:10that we should walk in them.
One in Christ
11Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called #Rom. 2:26, 28; [Col. 2:11, 13]the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12remember #1 Cor. 12:2; [ch. 5:8; Col. 3:7] that you were at that time separated from Christ, #ch. 4:18; Col. 1:21; [Ezek. 14:5; Gal. 2:15; 4:8] alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to #See Rom. 9:4 the covenants of promise, #1 Thess. 4:13; See ch. 1:18having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were #ver. 17; Acts 2:39 far off have been brought near #[Col. 1:20]; See Rom. 3:25by the blood of Christ. 14For #Ps. 72:7; Mic. 5:5; Zech. 9:10; [Col. 3:15]; See Luke 2:14 he himself is our peace, #See Gal. 3:28 who has made us both one and has broken down #Col. 1:21, 22; [Rom. 7:4]in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in #Col. 2:14, 20 ordinances, that he might create in himself one #See Rom. 6:4new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might #Col. 1:20-22; [1 Cor. 12:13]reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and #Isa. 57:19 preached peace to you who were #ver. 13 far off and peace to those who were #Deut. 4:7; Ps. 148:14near. 18For #[John 14:6] through him we both have #ch. 3:12; [John 10:7, 9]; See Rom. 5:2 access in #ch. 4:4; 1 Cor. 12:13; [John 4:23]one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer #ver. 12; [Heb. 11:13; 13:14] strangers and aliens,#2:19 Or sojourners but you are #Phil. 3:20; [Heb. 12:22, 23] fellow citizens with the saints and #See Gal. 6:10members of the household of God, 20#[Jer. 12:16]; See 1 Cor. 3:9 built on the foundation of the #Matt. 16:18; Rev. 21:14 apostles and prophets, #[1 Cor. 3:11] Christ Jesus himself being #Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16the cornerstone, 21#ch. 4:15, 16 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into #See 1 Cor. 3:16, 17a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him #1 Pet. 2:5 you also are being built together #[ch. 3:17; 2 Cor. 6:16; 1 Tim. 3:15]into a dwelling place for God by#2:22 Or in the Spirit.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.


Learn More About English Standard Version 2016

Encouraging and challenging you to seek intimacy with God every day.


YouVersion uses cookies to personalize your experience. By using our website, you accept our use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy.