Modern Literal Version
[Ephesians 2]

     2:1 Even youĎ were dead in yourĎ trespasses and sins, 2:2 in which youĎ previously walked according to the age of this world {i.e. current things of this world}, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit which now is working in the sons of disobedience; 2:3 among whom we also all conducted ourselves previously in the lusts of our flesh, practicing the wills of the flesh and of the mind and we were children of wrath by nature, even as the rest. 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of his much love*with which he loved* us, 2:5 even when* we were dead through our trespasses, he made* us alive together with the Christ; youĎ are saved in hisgrace. 2:6 And God raised us up together with him and seated us together with him in the heavenlyplaces in Christ Jesus; 2:7 in order that in the coming ages, he might show the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. 2:8 For* youĎ are saved by the grace through the faith, and this thing, the gift of God, is not from you; 2:9 not from works, in order that not anyone should boast. 2:10 For* we are his product, created in Christ Jesus toward good works, in which God prepared beforehand in order that we should walk in them.

     2:11 Hence rememberĎ, that previously youĎ, (the Gentiles in the flesh), who are called*uncircumcision by what is called* circumcision, made by hands in the flesh; 2:12 that youĎ were separate from Christ at the time, having been alienated from the citizenship of Israel and strangers from the covenants* of the promise, having no hope and were godless in the world. 2:13But now in Christ Jesus youĎ who were previously from afar have become near to him in the blood of the Christ. 2:14 For* he is our peace, who made*us both one and tore-down the middle wall of the fence, 2:15 having done-away-with the hostility in his flesh, which is the Law of commandments in decrees; in order that he might create in himself the two into one new man,thus making* peace; 2:16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility in himself. 2:17 And when he came*, he proclaimed the good-news of peace to youĎ who were from afar and peace to those who were near; 2:18 because through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 2:19 Therefore consequently*, youĎ are no longer strangers and foreigners, but youĎ are fellow citizens of the holy-ones and members of thehousehold of God, 2:20 having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Jesus Christ himself being the cornerstone; 2:21 in whom all the building, fitly framed together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; 2:22 in whom youĎ are also built together into a residence of God in the Spirit.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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