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

  • Terry
    What is that hope of glory? Hope what is hope? Hope is that the love of Jesus Christ that true love will never fail.
  • Irene123
    To Jacko - quote, "He gave a part of Himself through Christ Jesus." unquote. Matt. 22:29; Col. 2:9; Jn. 3:34; Job 32:8. I had thought maybe you just hadn't seen these scriptures ..... ?
  • Jacko
    In full essences of Colossians, the Father has brought us in full circle back to HIMSELF! He gave apart of Himself through Christ Jesus. In doing so we come to a place of recognizing JESUS as the Son of God, therefore we humbly come before the throne of grace and recognize what JESUS did for us on the cross and after the cross. God has brought us back to HIMSELF. Our relationship is now with Him.
  • 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

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