Ephesians 2 ©
Paul setteth before the Ephesians their former corrupt heathen state, and God's rich mercy in their deliverance. We are saved by grace, not of works, yet so as to be created in Christ unto good works. They who were once strangers, and far from God, are now brought near by Christ's blood, who having abolished the ritual law, the ground of distinction between Jew and Gentile, hath united both in one body, and gained them equal access to the Father. So that the Gentiles are henceforth equally privileged with the Jews, and together with them constitute an holy temple for the habitation of God's Spirit.
bWherein in time past ye walked according to the ccourse of this world, according to the dprince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the echildren of disobedience:
That at that time tye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
xHaving abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of *twain yone new man, so making peace;