Posted: 02 Nov 2006 @ 00:00
11Remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called thuncircumcision by those who are called the circumcision a physicacircumcision made in the flesh by human hands 12remember that you were athat time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, anstrangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in thworld. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been broughnear by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace; in his flesh he has madboth groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, thhostility between us. 15He has abolished the law with its commandments anordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of thtwo, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in one bodthrough the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. 17So hcame and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who wernear; 18for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with thsaints and also members of the household of God, 20built upon the foundation othe apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 21Ihim the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in thLord; 22in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-placfor God.