Bible: Ephesians 2:13-22

2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 1  2:14 For he is our peace, the one who made both groups into one 2  and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, 2:15 when he nullified 3  in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in himself one new man 4  out of two, 5  thus making peace, 2:16 and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed. 6  2:17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near, 2:18 so that 7  through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 2:19 So then you are no longer foreigners and noncitizens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of God’s household, 2:20 because you have been built 8  on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, 9  with Christ Jesus himself as 10  the cornerstone. 11  2:21 In him 12  the whole building, 13  being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 2:22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

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