Made Alive in Christ
1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh2:3 In contexts like this, the Greek word for flesh (sarx) refers to the sinful state of human beings, often presented as a power in opposition to the Spirit. and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
11Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Kũgĩa na Muoyo thĩinĩ wa Kristũ
12:1 Akol 2:13O na inyuĩ-rĩ, mwarĩ akuũ nĩ ũndũ wa ũremi wanyu na mehia manyu, 22:2 Aef 5:6marĩa mwatũũraga thĩinĩ wamo rĩrĩa mwarũmagĩrĩra mĩthiĩre ya thĩ ĩno na mĩthiĩre ya mwathi wa ũthamaki wa rĩera-inĩ, o roho ũrĩa ũraruta wĩra rĩu thĩinĩ wa arĩa mataathĩkagĩra Ngai. 3O na ithuĩ ithuothe-rĩ, kũrĩ hĩndĩ twatũũranagia nao, twaathagwo nĩ thuti cia mĩĩrĩ iitũ, na tũkarũmagĩrĩra merirĩria na maũndũ marĩa meciiragio nĩ ngoro. O ta acio angĩ-rĩ, ha ũhoro wa kĩĩmerera-rĩ, twatũũire tũrĩ a kũrakarĩrwo. 4No tondũ wa wendo wake mũnene harĩ ithuĩ, Ngai, o we ũiyũrĩtwo nĩ tha nyingĩ, 52:5 Aef 2:1; Thab 103:12nĩatũmire tũgĩe na muoyo hamwe na Kristũ o rĩrĩa twarĩ akuũ nĩ ũndũ wa mehia maitũ tondũ nĩ wega wa Ngai watũmire mũhonokio. 62:6 Aef 1:20Nake Ngai agĩtũriũkanĩria hamwe na Kristũ na agĩtũikaria thĩ hamwe nake kũu igũrũ tũrĩ thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ. 72:7 Tit 3:4; Arom 2:4Eekire ũguo nĩgeetha matukũ marĩa magooka onanie kũrĩ ithuĩ wega wake mũingĩ ũrĩa ũtangĩgereka kũrĩ ithuĩ, nĩ ũrĩa atũire atũtugaga thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ. 82:8 Arom 3:24Nĩ ũndũ nĩ wega wa Ngai watũmire mũhonokio nĩ ũndũ wa gwĩtĩkia, naguo ũndũ ũcio nduoimanire na inyuĩ ene, no nĩ kĩheo kĩa Ngai, 92:9 Gũcook 9:5; 1Tim 1:9na ti ũndũ wa mawĩra marĩa mwanaruta, nĩgeetha gũtikagĩe na mũndũ o na ũmwe ũkwĩgooca. 102:10 Isa 29:23; Tit 2:14Nĩgũkorwo ithuĩ tũrĩ wĩra wa moko ma Ngai, tũmbĩĩtwo thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩguo twĩkage ciĩko njega iria irutaga wĩra mwega, ũrĩa Ngai aahaarĩirie o mbere nĩ ũndũ witũ nĩguo tũtũũre tũciĩkaga.
Gũtuuo Ũmwe thĩinĩ wa Kristũ
112:11 Akol 2:11Hakĩrĩ ũguo-rĩ, ririkanai atĩ tene inyuĩ arĩa mũrĩ andũ-a-Ndũrĩrĩ na ũndũ wa gũciarwo, o inyuĩ mwĩtagwo “andũ arĩa mataruaga” nĩ arĩa meĩĩtaga “andũ arĩa maruaga” (kũrua kũu no ũndũ wĩkĩtwo mwĩrĩ na moko ma andũ), 12ririkanai atĩ hĩndĩ ĩyo mwatũũrĩte mwamũranĩtio na Kristũ, mwarĩ ageni na mũtiarĩ a gĩkundi kĩa andũ a Isiraeli na ha ũhoro wa irĩkanĩro iria Ngai eeranĩire, inyuĩ mũtiarĩ a ho. Mwatũũrĩte gũkũ thĩ mũtarĩ na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro na mũtarĩ na Ngai. 13No rĩu, thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ, inyuĩ arĩa hĩndĩ ĩmwe mwarĩ kũraya, rĩu nĩmũreharehetwo hakuhĩ nĩ ũndũ wa thakame ya Kristũ.
14Nĩgũkorwo we mwene nĩwe thayũ witũ, o we watũmire ithuĩ twarĩ eerĩ tũtuĩke ũmwe, na agĩtharia rũirigo rwa rũmena rũrĩa rwatũgayanĩtie, 152:15 Akol 1:21, 22; Agal 3:28nĩ ũndũ nĩaniinire watho hamwe na maathani maguo, o na irĩra ciaguo, na ũndũ wa kũruta mwĩrĩ wake. Agĩgĩĩka ũguo nĩgeetha ombe thĩinĩ wake mwene mũndũ ũmwe mwerũ kuuma harĩ acio eerĩ, naguo ũndũ ũcio ũtũme kũgĩe thayũ, 16na nĩgeetha thĩinĩ wa mwĩrĩ ũcio ũmwe, amaiguithanie na Ngai na ũndũ wa mũtharaba, ũrĩa aahũthĩrire kũniina rũmena rwao. 172:17 Isa 57:19; Thab 148:14Kristũ ookire akĩmũhunjĩria thayũ inyuĩ arĩa mwarĩ kũraya, o na thayũ kũrĩ arĩa maarĩ hakuhĩ. 182:18 1Akor 12:13Na thĩinĩ wake ithuĩ a iruka icio cierĩ nĩtũkinyaga kũrĩ Ithe witũ na ũndũ wa Roho o ro ũmwe.
192:19 Afil 3:20; Agal 6:10Nĩ ũndũ wa ũguo, rĩu inyuĩ mũtirĩ ageni na agendi rĩngĩ, no nĩmũtuĩkĩte ene bũrũri hamwe na andũ a Ngai, na mũgatuĩka andũ a nyũmba ya Ngai, 202:20 Math 16:18; Kũg 21:14mũgagĩakwo igũrũ rĩa mũthingi wa atũmwo na anabii, nake Kristũ Jesũ we mwene agakorwo nĩwe ihiga rĩrĩa inene rĩa koine. 21Thĩinĩ wake mwako wothe nĩũnyiitanĩte, na ũgakĩneneha o nginya ũgatuĩka hekarũ theru thĩinĩ wa Mwathani. 22Na nĩ thĩinĩ wake o na inyuĩ mũraakwo hamwe nĩguo mũtuĩke gĩikaro gĩa gũikarwo nĩ Ngai na ũndũ wa Roho wake.