even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. 1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, The world is busy and active around it, but it is unconscious of it all. Don't have an account? and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Among these we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of body and mind, and so we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. Proud member Finding the new version too difficult to understand? – Colossians 2:13-15 NIV . 2 And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins. In all these he feels no more concern, and sees no more beauty, than a dead man does in the world around him. Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation, Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), Everyday Life Bible: The Power of God's Word for Everyday Living--soft leather-look, teal - Imperfectly Imprinted Bibles, Battlefield of the Mind Bible: Renew Your Mind Through the Power of God's Word, Battlefield of the Mind New Testament--soft leather-look, coral, La Biblia de la Vida Diaria, Piel Fabricada (Everyday Life Bible, Bonded Leather), NKJV Amplified Parallel Bible Hardcover Large Print. And you he made alive, when you were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.” (Eph 1: 22 – 2: 2) Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. [You were obedient to and under the control of] the [demon] spirit that still constantly works in the sons of disobedience [the careless, the rebellious, and the unbelieving, who go against the purposes of God]. The same power is needed in the conversion of a sinner which is needed in raising the dead; and one and the other alike demonstrate the omnipotence of him who can do it. Of course, this does not mean that they were in all respects dead. of 6 And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us [b]joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One). You were following the ways of this world [influenced by this present age], in accordance with the prince of the power of the air (Satan), the spirit who is now at work in the disobedient [the unbelieving, who fight against the purposes of God]. 14 For He Himself is our peace and our bond of unity. The … 17 And He came and preached the glad tidings of peace to you who were afar off and [peace] to those who were near.(A). And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. 4 But God—so rich is He in His mercy! All rights reserved. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. It does not mean that they had no animal life, or that they did not breathe, and walk, and act. 8 For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. All rights reserved. of even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). 13 But now [at this very moment] in Christ Jesus you who once were [so very] far away [from God] have been brought near [b]by the blood of Christ. He sees no beauty in religion; he hears not the call of God; he is unaffected by the dying love of the Saviour; and he has no interest in eternal realities. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! Sins, ἁμαρτιαις, may probably mean here habitual transgression; sinning knowingly and daringly. 2 And you [He made alive when you] were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you once walked. We were, by nature, children [under the sentence] of [God’s] wrath, just like the rest [of mankind]. See Gill on 1 Timothy 5:6. The object of the apostle is to show the great power which God had evinced toward the people Ephesians 1:19; and to show that this was put forth in connection with the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and his exaltation to the right hand of God in heaven; see the notes at Romans 6:4-11; compare Colossians 2:12-13; Colossians 3:1. He made you alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, Young's Literal Translation And you -- being dead in the trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh -- He made alive together with him, having forgiven you all the trespasses, Study Bible. ', "whoever is without wisdom, lo, he is כמת, "as a dead man";'. All your content will be saved and you can seamlessly switch devices. You were following the course andfashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. What are the benefits of creating an account? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. And you hath he quickened - This chapter should not have been separated from the preceding, with which it is most intimately connected. 18 For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him]. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. The Ephesians, by trespassing and sinning, had brought themselves into a state of deplorable wretchedness, as had all the heathen nations; and having thus sinned against God, they were condemned by him, and might be considered as dead in law - incapable of performing any legal act, and always liable to the punishment of death, which they had deserved, and which was ready to be inflicted upon them. Create or log in to your Bible Gateway account. Go to. and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:1-6 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, Read verse in New King James Version Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! As Christ fills the whole body of Christian believers with his fullness, ( Ephesians 1:23;), so had he dealt with the converted Ephesians, who before were dead in trespasses, and dead in sins. Read verse in Revised Standard Version There is, indeed, life, and energy, and motion. You were following the course and fashion of this world [were under the sway of the tendency of this present age], following the prince of the power of the air. And you had no hope (no promise); you were in the world without God. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. 14 For He is [Himself] our peace (our bond of unity and harmony). hath he quickened, is not in the original text, but is supplied from Ephesians 2:5, where it will be met with and explained: here those who are quickened with Christ, and by the power and grace of God, are described in their natural and unregenerate estate. And He came and preached the good news of peace to you. 12 [Remember] that you were at that time separated (living apart) from Christ [excluded from all part in Him], utterly estranged and outlawed from the rights of Israel as a nation, and strangers with no share in the sacred compacts of the [Messianic] promise [with no knowledge of or right in God’s agreements, His covenants].