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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Ephesians 2:11–3:6

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11 Therefore remember that aformerly byou, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “cUncircumcision” by the so-called “cCircumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—

12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, 1aexcluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to bthe covenants of promise, having cno hope and dwithout God in the world.

13 But now in aChrist Jesus you who bformerly were cfar off 1have cbeen brought near 2dby the blood of Christ.

14 For He Himself is aour peace, bwho made both groups into one and broke down the 1barrier of the dividing wall,

15 1by aabolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is bthe Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might 2cmake the two into done new man, thus establishing epeace,

16 and might areconcile them both in bone body to God through the cross, 1by it having cput to death the enmity.

17 And aHe came and preached bpeace to you who were cfar away, and peace to those who were cnear;

18 for through Him we both have aour access in bone Spirit to cthe Father.

19 So then you are no longer astrangers and aliens, but you are bfellow citizens with the 1saints, and are of cGod’s household,

20 having been abuilt on bthe foundation of cthe apostles and prophets, dChrist Jesus Himself being the ecorner stone,

21 ain whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into ba holy 1temple in the Lord,

22 in whom you also are being abuilt together into a bdwelling of God in the Spirit.

Chapter 3

Paul’s Stewardship

1 For this reason I, Paul, athe prisoner of bChrist Jesus cfor the sake of you dGentiles—

2 if indeed you have heard of the astewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you;

3 athat bby revelation there was cmade known to me dthe mystery, eas I wrote before in brief.

4 1By referring to this, when you read you can understand amy insight 2into the bmystery of Christ,

5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy aapostles and prophets 1in the Spirit;

6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are afellow heirs and bfellow members of the body, and cfellow partakers of the promise in dChrist Jesus through the gospel,

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