“Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.
But because of his great love for us,
God, who is rich in mercy,
made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-
-it is by grace you have been saved.
And God raised us up with Christ
and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
in order that in the coming ages he might show
the incomparable riches of his grace,
expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”