Bible Symbolism
in Genesis

Ephesians 2:11. Therefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles (non Jewish by race) in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcised by that which is called the Circumcised (Jewish people) in the flesh made by hands; 12. That at that time you 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: 13. But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are brought close by the blood (death of) of Christ. 14. For he is our peace, who has made both ( Jew and Gentile) one , and has broken down the barrier that divided us; 15. Having abolished (ended) in his flesh the hostility, the (Mosaic) law of commandments contained in ordinances (rites, rituals, days, feasts, land grants, racial preferences) to make in himself of two (Jew  & Gentile) one new man, so making peace; 16. And that he might reconcile both (Jew & Gentile) to God in one body by the cross, having ended the hostility (the Law of Moses) through it: 17. And came and preached peace to you which were afar off (Gentiles) and to those that were close (Jews). 18. For through him we both (Jew & Gentile) have access by one Spirit to the Father. 19. Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; 20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; 21. In whom all the building fitly framed together grows into an holy temple in the Lord: 22. In whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Ephesians 3:1. For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 2. If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to towards you: 3. How that by revelation he made known to me the mystery; (as I wrote before in few words, 4. Whereby, when you read, you may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5. Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6. That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7. That is why  I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of his power. 8. To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10. To the intent that now  the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

 Colossians 1 25. Therefore I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; 26. Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

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