Ephesians 2:1

“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And you hath hee quickned who were dead in trespasses, and sinnes,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And you `did he make alive,' when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to you did he give life, when you were dead through your wrongdoing and sins,
- Basic English Bible

and *you*, being dead in your offences and sins --
- Darby Bible

And you hath he revived, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
- Webster's Bible

To you Gentiles also, who were dead through your offences and sins,
- Weymouth Bible

You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins,
- World English Bible

And whanne ye weren deed in youre giltis and synnes,
- Wycliffe Bible

Also you -- being dead in the trespasses and the sins,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:1


2:1 And he hath quickened you - In the nineteenth and twentieth verses of the preceding chapter, St. Paul spoke of God's working in them by the same almighty power whereby he raised Christ from the dead. On the mention of this he, in the fulness of his heart, runs into a flow of thought concerning the glory of Christ's exaltation in the three following verses. He here resumes the thread of his discourse. Who were dead - Not only diseased, but dead; absolutely void of all spiritual life; and as incapable of quickening yourselves, as persons literally dead. In trespasses and sins - Sins seem to be spoken chiefly of the gentiles, who knew not God; trespasses, of the Jews, who had his law, and yet regarded it not, #Eph 2:5|. The latter herein obeyed the flesh; the former, the prince of the power of the air.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:1


Eph 2:1 The Church Redeemed in Christ SUMMARY OF EPHESIANS 2: Our Spiritual Condition in a State of Nature. God's Saving Mercy. Salvation by Grace Through Faith. No Longer Aliens and Strangers. Peace Between Jew and Gentile Through Christ. All Built into the Lord's Holy Temple. And you [hath he quickened]. In Eph 1:19-23, Paul has described the mighty working of the Divine power in raising Christ from the dead, and his exaltation to the right hand of God. He now turns from this mighty exhibition of power to another not less striking--the resurrection of those who were spiritually dead to a new and holy life. Who were dead in trespasses and sins. Spiritual death is meant. By their trespasses and sins they were separated from God. To be without God is to be in death. Trespasses are thought to refer to breaking known laws; sins, to the corrupt state which leads to a constantly sinful life.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Abiodun A. Solomon
    We and the saints all have access by the Spirit unto the Father without discrimination. We are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens. We are building materials laid upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets while Jesus Christ is the chief corner stone. We are fitly framed together to make an holy temple in the Lord and an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephes 2: 18-22)
  • A disciple
    "..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world..in times past in the lusts of our flesh..in time past Gentiles in the flesh..Wherefore remember..That at that time ye were without Christ.." To anyone who says to you, that we sin every day, and we can't help but sin; say, Unto what then is the Name of Jesus to us? and how can we be Saved from our sins, but still in our sins?
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE JEREMIAH 23:22 IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN --MY WORDS-- AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truth- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • Edna
    Dear Sanits, words in the scripture are container that hold truth. Verse 1 quicken Made alive in Christ jesus sitted in the heavenlys. Save by faith not works of the flesh but by Galatian 5.22 spirit.We have been reconciled.Our Lord has made a way with Jes and Gentiles.redemtion Read 2.15. He has made us a new man no longer strangers Now he has made his abode in us SO REJOICE SANITS REJOICE
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Wow, was God dealing with Jews first, that's why we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. God made promises to the Jews, that's why Jesus wasn't ready for the Gentiles. Paul was chosen. Act 9:15

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