Here is an example for a Greek scholar with no agenda;
How I learned it: you were at the particular time without Christ alienated from the state of Israel and strangers to the covenants of the promise and you had no hope and were without God in the world.
Another one: that at that time you were without Christ being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise haveing no hope and without God in the world.
NIV: remember at that time you were separate from Christ excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the peomise without hope and without God in the world.
New Living traslation (2007): In those days you were living apart from Christ. You were excluded from among the people of Israel, and you did not know the covenant promises God had made to them. You lived in this world without God and without hope.
That is a new translation, so I will stop there.
How about? This is it transliterated: That agree (hold) the fitting season (opportunity) that one apart from (sepparate, without) annointed Messiah (christos) to alienate (estrange) the citizen body the Israel even foreign the covenant between two parties (will testament) DIATHEKE the promise (summons) expectation hope (confidence) not having even godless (atheos) at the world.
The mistake they made in translation is hope is twin with the expectation NOT with the world. They say it means "they were without hope in the world" I say it means that they were without THE EXPECTATION OF HOPE. The expectation of a promise and the expectation of the hope for the promise mean a world of difference to me. That is who I meant, I am looking for. other people who want to know what The Word SAYS, where are they?
I believe the reason that we can know the real meaning NOW is because it is being revealed in the World. Matthew 24:34 "things fulfilled". I am saying I see the things fulfilled, does anyone else? The answer so far it No, there is no one else. I know it means "expectation of hope" because I can see it. I'm desperate to know if there is anyone else who can see?