Ephesians 2:11-22 Reading the Passage

The Christian’s Confidence – Ephesians 2:11-22

2 (11) Therefore, remember that previously you who are Gentiles by birth—the ones who are called “The Uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “The Circumcised” (which is only a circumcision in the flesh done by human hands)—(12) I say, remember that you were at that time without Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and being without God in the world. (13) But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were “far away” have been brought “near” by the blood of Christ. (14) He is our peace, he is the one who made the two become one and who destroyed the dividing wall which served as a barrier. (15) With his flesh he destroyed the source of enmity by abolishing the law that consisted of commandments in the form of regulations. He did so in order that in himself he might create the two into one new man, thereby making peace; (16) and that he might reconcile the two—in one body—unto God by the cross, having put the enmity to death by it. (17) When he came, he preached the message of peace to you “who were far away” and peace to those “who were near,” (18) for through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. (19) So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the family of God. (20) You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone. (21) In him the whole building is joined together and grows into a holy temple for the Lord. (22) In him you also are being built together with the saints to become the place where God dwells by the Spirit.

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