Colossians 1:21

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And you that were sometimes alienated, and enemies in your minde by wicked workes, yet now hath hee reconciled,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, {engaged} in evil deeds,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you, who in the past were cut off and at war with God in your minds through evil works, he has now made one
- Basic English Bible

And you, who once were alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now has it reconciled
- Darby Bible

And you, that were formerly alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled,
- Webster's Bible

And you, estranged as you once were and even hostile in your minds, amidst your evil deeds,
- Weymouth Bible

You, being in past times alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,
- World English Bible

And whanne ye weren sumtyme aliened, and enemyes bi wit in yuele werkis,
- Wycliffe Bible

And you -- once being alienated, and enemies in the mind, in the evil works, yet now did he reconcile,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:21

1:21 And you that were alienated, and enemies - Actual alienation of affection makes habitual enmity. In your mind - Both your understanding and your affections. By wicked works - Which continually feed and increase inward alienation from, and enmity to, God. He hath now reconciled - From the moment ye believed.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:21

Col 1:21 You, that were sometime alienated. In a state of estrangement before conversion. Enemies in [your] mind by wicked works. Hostile on account of wicked works. A wicked life will fill a man with hostile thoughts to God. Yet now hath he reconciled. Christ has changed them by the gospel to that they are enemies no longer. God needs no change. The change must be wrought in man.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Dewey J
    Jennifer, you are correct. Also this scripture is saying that Jesus Christ is and was truly God in the human body. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The Son part of the holy Trinity. Jesus accepted worship from men on earth. Phil. 2:6 Being found in the form of man he thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Glory be to God in the highest.
  • Jennifer
    Abel, Jesus said, ".... write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: ......." Rev.3:14. Jesus is the the beginning of God's creation. Which creation does he refer to? It is the new creation, of which Jesus is the firstborn from among the dead. Jesus is the head of the body of Christ, the new creation, made up of all his brethren.
  • Abel
    What does it mean in Colossians 1:15 when it says "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"
  • TheTruth
    Brothers and Sisters let's be one of those Three Thousand believers and repent from are sins and turn to Jesus Christ let him become that light in your life Acts 2:37-41. ''Be saved from this corrupt generation.'' Don't add more to this fallen nation of darkness confess yourself to him nobody eles he is are salvation are only salvation in him we will live and truly find that true peace, that you won't find anywhere or in anything in this world. Romans 10:5-17 This flesh and bone and everything we have now is all temporal. Life itself here on earth is temporary so use your God given life wise time is leaving the hour glass. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 there is hope for them that seek him diligent.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, with much love. Amen : .
  • Linda
    Only the blood of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior saves. Yet, one MUST be willing to submit, repent, confess there sins to GOD, and LOVE GOD with a true HEART to forgive.

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