|and that you were, in that time, without Christ, being foreign to the way of life of Israel, being visitors to the testament, having no hope of the promise, and being without God in this world.
|But now, in Christ Jesus, you, who were in times past far away, have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
|For he is our peace. He made the two into one, by dissolving the intermediate wall of separation, of opposition, by his flesh,
|emptying the law of commandments by decree, so that he might join these two, in himself, into one new man, making peace
|and reconciling both to God, in one body, through the cross, destroying this opposition in himself.
|And upon arriving, he evangelized peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near.
|For by him, we both have access, in the one Spirit, to the Father.
|Now, therefore, you are no longer visitors and new arrivals. Instead, you are citizens among the saints in the household of God,
|having been built upon the foundation of the Apostles and of the Prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as the preeminent cornerstone.
|In him, all that has been built is framed together, rising up into a holy temple in the Lord.
|In him, you also have been built together into a habitation of God in the Spirit.