4 But God, being arich in mercy, because of bHis great love with which He loved us,
5 even when we were adead 1in our transgressions, made us alive together 2with Christ (bby grace you have been saved),
6 and araised us up with Him, and bseated us with Him in cthe heavenly places in dChrist Jesus,
7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing ariches of His grace in bkindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
8 For aby grace you have been saved bthrough faith; and 1that not of yourselves, it is cthe gift of God;
9 anot as a result of works, so that bno one may boast.