By comparing what we were
Ephesians 2:1 And you that were dead in trespasses and sinnes, Ephesians 2:2 In the which in time passed ye walked, according to the course of this worlde, after the gouernour that ruleth in the ayre, the spirite that nowe worketh in the chyldren of disobedience.
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom we all had our conuersation also in tyme past in the lustes of our flesshe, fulfyllyng the wyll of the flesshe, and of the mynde, & were by nature the chyldren of wrath, euen as other: Ephesians 2:4 But God which is ryche in mercie, for his great loue wherwith he loued vs,
with what we are by grace,
Ephesians 2:5 Euen when we were dead by sinnes, hath quickned vs together with Christ, by grace are ye saued: Ephesians 2:6 And hath raysed [vs] vp together, and made [vs] syt together in the heauenly in Christe Iesus. Ephesians 2:7 That in ages to come, he might shew the exceedyng ryches of his grace, in kyndnesse to vswarde through Christe Iesus. Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye made safe through fayth, and that not of your selues, it is the gyft of God: Ephesians 2:9 Not of workes, lest any man shoulde boast hym selfe.
he declareth, that we are made for good works:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christe Iesus vnto good workes, whiche God hath ordeyned that we shoulde walke in them.
and should not live as Gentiles,
Ephesians 2:11 Wherfore, remember that ye being in tyme passed gentiles in the flesshe, called vncircumcision of that which is called circumcision in the flesshe, made by handes:
and foreigners in time past,
Ephesians 2:12 That at that tyme ye were without Christe, beyng aliauntes from the common wealth of Israel, and straungers fro the testamentes of promise, hauyng no hope, & without God in this worlde.
being brought near by Christ,
Ephesians 2:13 But nowe in Christe Iesus, ye which sometyme were farre of, are made nye by the blood of Christe. Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, which hath made both one: and hath broken downe the wall that was a stoppe betwene vs, Ephesians 2:15 Taking away in his flesshe the hatred, [euen] the lawe of commaundementes, [conteyned] in ordinaunces, for to make of twayne one newe man in hym selfe, so makyng peace, Ephesians 2:16 And that he myght reconcile both vnto God in one body through [his] crosse, and slewe hatred thereby. Ephesians 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were a farre of, and to them that were nye. Ephesians 2:18 For through hym, we both haue an entraunce in one spirite vnto the father.
but as citizens with the saints, and the family of God.
Ephesians 2:19 Nowe therefore, ye are no more straungers and foreyners: but citezins with the saintes, and of the housholde of God, Ephesians 2:20 And are built vpon the foundation of the apostles and prophetes, Iesus Christe hym selfe beyng the head corner stone, Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the buyldyng coupled together, groweth vnto an holy temple in the Lorde. Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are buylded together for an habitation of God through the spirite.