He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Greek: Kai humas onta s nekrous toi s paraptomasin kai tais hamartiais humon,. Chapter 2. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Ephesians 2:1-10. Ephesians 2Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 2 And you [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins 2 In which at one time you walked [habitually]. 12 In those days you were living apart from Christ. hath he quickened--supplied … By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. 2 Yes, in the past your lives were full of those sins. The *apostle Paul wrote this letter when he wasin a prison in Rome. It was a busy port and the centre of much trade. Amplified: AND YOU [He made alive], when you were dead (slain) by [your] trespasses and sins (Amplified Bible - Lockman) 2 And you  were dead  in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the  course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. REFLECT ON HIS POWER – Vss. Outline of Ephesians 2 The riches of God's grace towards men, shown from their deplorable state by nature, and the happy change Divine grace makes in them. He wrote it to people in the town called Ephesus. You lived the way the world lives, following the ruler of the evil powers[ a] that are above the earth. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. 4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. Ephesians 2, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. Ephesians 2:1-2. (Verse 11-13.) 2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. You were excluded from citizenship among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. (11-13) And the privileges and blessings of the gospel. Of the glorious change that was wrought in them by converting grace and again . ◄ Ephesians 2:2 ► in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of this world and of the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the sons of disobedience. (1-10) The Ephesians called to reflect on their state of heathenism. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT . The *temple of thegoddess (female god) Diana (or Artemis) was there. Philippians 3:9. In only one of these passages can it refer to natural birth at all, and there it refers to race ( Gal. Home >> Bible Studies >> Ephesians Studies >> Ephesians 2:11-22 These small group studies of Ephesians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. 11:14 Galatians 2:15 Galatians 4:8. Ephesians 2, Vincent's Word Studies, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary helps you understand the riches of the New Testament without hours … III. 11-12. This may come as a shock to you, but there are Christians that I haven't liked very much. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this verse-by-verse commentary contain gems of information found nowhere outside the ancient Jewish writings 22 Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit. The conjunction of both with God, Ephesians 2:15-18. The Letter of James: Pillar New Testament Commentary [PNTC]. 2 You lived in bad way, like the people who belong to this world. Complete Concise This chapter contains an account, I. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. 11 Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders. 7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT . But Paul’s *preaching affected their tra… Sin is the death of the soul... You lived in this world without God and without hope. the course of this world--the career (literally, "the age," compare Galatians 1:4 ), or present system of … It does … 1 Remember how you lived before. View the entire commentary, New International Version (NIV). 2:15). And the privileges and blessings of the gospel. REJOICE IN YOUR PEACE – Vss, 13-14. The business people soldmodels of Diana’s *temple there. 6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:8-10 (taking up and working out the parenthetical “by grace ye are saved” of Ephesians 2:5) form an instructive link of connection between these Epistles and those of the earlier group, especially the Epistles to the Galatians and Romans.(Comp. Ephesians 2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) From Death to Life 2 In the past you were spiritually dead because of your sins and the things you did against God. (1 b.) You were called “uncircumcised heathens” by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. 14 For Christ himself has brought peace to us. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. EPHESIANS ‘THE CHIEF CORNER-STONE’ Ephesians 2:20The Roman Empire had in Paul’s time gathered into a great unity the Asiatics of Ephesus, the Greeks of Corinth, the Jews of Palestine, and men of many another race, but grand and imposing as that great unity was, it was to Paul a poor thing compared with the oneness of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. It was the capital of the *Roman region calledAsia. 15-16 ***** Ephesians 2:11-22. You were obeying Satan, who rules the powerful spirits in the air. Ephesians 2:11-16. You did wrong things and bad things. View the entire commentary, Jesus Christ made peace by the sacrifice of himself; in every sense Christ was their Peace, the author, centre, and substance of their being at peace with God, and of their union with the Jewish believers in one church... Ephesians 2:1 And you w ere dead in your trespasses and sins, (NASB: Lockman). II. Of the great and mighty privileges that both converted Jews and Gentiles receive from Christ . Ephesians 2, Geneva Study Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary of the Old and New Testament was penned by John Calvin, Martin Luther and Huldrych Zwingli. Of the glorious change that was wrought in them by converting grace (v. 4-10) and again (v. 13). Each description is subdivided into two parts. The riches of God's grace towards men, shown from their deplorable state by nature, and the happy change Divine grace makes in them. At one time, *Greek leaders had ruled Ephesus.Now the *Romans ruled the city. Those spirits are working now in everyone who refuses to obey God. “The domain of the air, in fact, is another way of indicating the heavenly realm, which, according to Ephesians 6:12, is the abode of those principalities and powers, world-rulers of this darkness and spiritual forces of wickedness against which the people of Christ wage war.” (Bruce) Of the miserable condition of these Ephesians by nature (v. 1-3) and again (v. 11, 12). Commentaries for Ephesians Chapter 2 The riches of God's grace towards men, shown from their deplorable state by nature, and the happy change Divine grace makes in them. The word rendered "by nature," is found in Romans 2:14 Romans 2:1 1 Cor. Eph 2:1-22.G OD'S L OVE AND G RACE IN Q UICKENING U S, O NCE D EAD, THROUGH C HRIST.H IS P URPOSE IN D OING S O: E XHORTATION B ASED ON O UR P RIVILEGES AS B UILT T OGETHER, AN H OLY T EMPLE, IN C HRIST, THROUGH THE S PIRIT.. 1.