Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh,
called the uncircumcision by what is called the circumcision, which is
made in the flesh by hands -
 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated
from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise,
having no hope and without God in the world.
 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought
near in the blood of Christ.
 For [Christ] is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken
down the dividing wall of hostility,
 by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances,
that he might create in himself one new [person] in place of the two, so
 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross,
thereby bringing the hostility to an end.
 And [Christ] came and preached peace to you who were far off and
peace to those who were near;
 for through [Christ] we both have access in one Spirit to the
 So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are
fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,
 built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ
Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
 in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into
a holy temple in the Lord;
 in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God
in the Spirit.
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