Efésios 2

1 You also who were dead in your sins and in your transgressions,

2 in which from the first you walked according to the worldliness of this age, and according to the will of the prince of the power of the air, of that Spirit who urgeth in the sons of disobedience;

3 in those works in which we also walked from the first in the lusts of our flesh, doing the will of our flesh and of our mind, and were the sons of wrath fully as the rest.

4 BUT Aloha, who is rich in his mercies, for his great love wherewith he loved us

5 while we were dead in our sins, made us alive with the Meshiha, and through his grace delivered us,

6 and raised us with him, and made us to sit with him in heaven in Jeshu the Meshiha,

7 that he might show to the ages to come the greatness of the riches of his grace and his goodness, which hath been upon us in Jeshu the Meshiha.

8 For by his grace are we saved through faith, and this was not of you, but is the gift of Aloha,

9 not of works, that no man should glory.

10 For we are his creation, who are created in Jeshu Meshiha unto good works, which Aloha hath prepared before, that in them we should walk.

11 Wherefore be mindful, that you Gentiles at first were carnal, and were called the Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision, and is the work of the hands in the flesh;

12 and were at that time without the Meshiha, and were aliens from the polity of Israel, and strangers to the covenant of the promise, and, without hope, were without Aloha in the world.

13 But now, by Jeshu the Meshiha, you who before were far off, are brought nigh by the blood of the Meshiha.

14 For he is our peace, he who hath made the two one, and hath destroyed the wall which stood in the midst,

15 and the enmity, through his flesh; and the law of prescriptions, with its requirements, he hath abolished, that of the two he might create in himself one new man, and make peace;

16 and hath reconciled the two in one body with Aloha, and by his cross hath slain the enmity.

17 And coming, he preached peace to you, to the far off, and to the nigh; therefore,

18 through Him there hath been made for us both an access by one Spirit unto the Father.

19 THEREFORE are you no more strangers and sojourners but sons of the city of the saints, and sons of the house of Aloha;

20 and you are builded upon the foundation of the apostles and of the prophets, and Jeshu the Meshiha himself is the chief corner of the building;

21 and in him is the whole building increased and enlargeth into a holy temple in the Lord,

22 while you also in him are being builded the dwelling of Aloha by the Spirit.