||And you were once dead in your sins and offenses,
||in which you walked in times past, according to the age of this world, according to the prince of the power of this sky, the spirit who now works in the sons of distrust.
||And we too were all conversant in these things, in times past, by the desires of our flesh, acting according to the will of the flesh and according to our own thoughts. And so we were, by nature, sons of wrath, even like the others.
||Yet still, God, who is rich in mercy, for the sake of his exceedingly great charity with which he loved us,
||even when we were dead in our sins, has enlivened us together in Christ, by whose grace you have been saved.
||And he has raised us up together, and he has caused us to sit down together in the heavens, in Christ Jesus,
||so that he may display, in the ages soon to arrive, the abundant wealth of his grace, by his goodness toward us in Christ Jesus.
||For by grace, you have been saved through faith. And this is not of yourselves, for it is a gift of God.
||And this is not of works, so that no one may glory.
||For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has prepared and in which we should walk.