What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part I): Translation

And you, being dead in your trespasses and sins in which you once walked, according to the way of life of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh, performing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and we were by nature children of wrath, as were the rest; but God, being rich in mercy because of his abundant love with which he loved us even when we were dead in the trespasses, he made us alive with Christ

—by grace you have been saved—

and he raised us with Christ and seated us with Christ in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, that he might display in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in his kindness towards us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is God’s gift not of works, lest anyone should boast.

For we are his masterpiece, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God previously prepared that in them we should walk.

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One Response to What is the Gospel? EPHESIANS 2:1-10 (Part I): Translation

  1. rynoyak says:

    Word Studies:
    trespasses – falling aside from right truth/duty
    sins – failure of right/correct
    way of life – breath (as in life is but a breath), age, coarse
    power – authority, ability, “able powered”
    sons/children – Hebrew idea denotes concept of character
    disobedience – wilfull unbelief, opposition
    rich – aboundingly rich
    mercy – active compassion
    love – abundant love, (Greek) “agape” is fullest conceivable form or love, selfless, self-denying, wilfull choice of object of love
    saved – save/preserve from something
    coming ages – times following
    faith – assurance, confidence, belief, reliance, conviction
    masterpiece – workmanship, thing made with effort, with design, with an objective, for a purpose

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