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Christian Standard Bible

Ephesians 2:1–10

FROM DEATH TO LIFE

And you were deadaj in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world,ak according to the ruler of the power of the air,al the spiritam now working in the disobedient.L We too all previously lived among them in our fleshlyan desires, carrying out the inclinationsao of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrathap as the others were also. But God, who is rich in mercy,aq because of his great lovear that he had for us,M made us aliveas with Christ even though we were deadat in trespasses. You are saved by grace! He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus,au so that in the coming agesav he might display the immeasurable richesaw of his grace through his kindnessa to us in Christ Jesus. For you are saved by graceb through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, createdc in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of timed for us to do.

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