Colossians 1:20

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And (hauing made peace through the blood of his crosse) by him to reconcile all things vnto himself, by him, I say, whether they bee things in earth, or things in heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, {I say,} whether things on earth or things in heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and through him to reconcile all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, `I say', whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Through him uniting all things with himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say, uniting all things which are on earth or in heaven.
- Basic English Bible

and by him to reconcile all things to itself, having made peace by the blood of his cross -- by him, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens.
- Darby Bible

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; by him, I say, whether they are things on earth, or things in heaven.
- Webster's Bible

And God purposed through Him to reconcile the universe to Himself, making peace through His blood, which was shed upon the Cross--to reconcile to Himself through Him, I say, things on earth and things in Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

and through him to reconcile all things to himself, by him, whether things on the earth, or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of his cross.
- World English Bible

and bi hym alle thingis to be recounselid in to hym, and made pees bi the blood of his cros, tho thingis that ben in erthis, ether that ben in heuenes.
- Wycliffe Bible

and through him to reconcile the all things to himself -- having made peace through the blood of his cross -- through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:20


1:20 Through the blood of the cross - The blood shed thereon. Whether things on earth - Here the enmity began: therefore this is mentioned first. Or things in heaven - Those who are now in paradise; the saints who died before Christ came.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:20


Col 1:20 Having made peace through the blood of his cross. See notes on Eph 2:14,17. Christ came to make peace between Jew and Gentile, man and man, man and God. The means employed was the blood shed on the cross. Through it the law, the partition wall between Jew and Gentile, was removed, and both alike have access to God. By him to reconcile all things to himself. "It pleased the Father" (1:19) . . . "by him (Christ) to reconcile all things to himself" (the Father). All who accept Christ are reconciled to him, and found in him, are reconciled thus to God. Whether things in earth. Human beings. Things in heaven. Chrysostom explains: Christ not only reconciles man on the earth, but raises him, who had been an enemy to God, to heaven and gives him a place there are peace with God, so that in heavens the fruits of reconciliation are seen forever.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Steve morrow
    CONT--WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER 1 JOHN 2:4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM 2 thess 1:7 and to you who are troubled rest with us when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from heavenwith HIS mighty angels 8 in flamingfire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 23--IF--YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE ...
  • Lilian
    In the beginning there is a word and the word was with God AND THE WORD WAS GOD. in the beginning. Thanks to the blood of Jesus i will praise you Jesus and obey your words until rapture for you are my rock and my salvation Amen
  • Yvonne
    As long as we are not becoming as a little child....we will not enter the Kingdom We are not even succeeding to Love one another, our enemies....The basic things Jesus tried to teach us , but we didn't want to obey....we want to do our own thing and first want to know hairsplitting things that are not so important at the moment, The most important things......to Love we don't even know anymore, we prefer to do the opposite..... Fools are we and we know the Peace that we want for the world will not come, until our Lord and Saviour comes back for a second time ........We get upset because we don't know if God creates everything?? How important is that?? We will know this when the time is there and we have first learnt what is the most important thing at this moment, while there's soo much hate around us and we're fooled by so-called pastors, preachers that are not even able to lead their flocks and are not preaching the Words of Jesus, but their own thoughts.... Let's try again to look at the Words of Jesus, the basic things that He thought us and try to start a pure relationship from our hearts with Him and then The Holy Spirit, our teacher that He left us, will teach us ALL THINGS!! If we're ready to receive it!!
  • Mark my word
    I have experienced much wickedness in helping others around me since my life was gifted back to me, an angel warned me about the feiry darts. It is hard to be nothing but forgiving sometimes without HIS help!
  • Felicia
    Abel, Jennifer and Dewey, Yes, Christ is the firstborn of every creature therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creation also 2 Cor. 5:17, the old lifestyle is gone so we must endeavor to live above reproach. Christ has His livestream in us to enable us live this new life to glorify God. Praise Jesus!

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