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

  • Ray321
    25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil 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: Paul is a minister to the Church of Collosians, ministering the secrets that Jesus told him. Now the mystery is revealed.
  • Steve morrow
    --- WHO GETS IN --- COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED 1:22 IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- 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 WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER****MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE --- FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS --- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lu2677
    Felicia;In this chapter Colossians 1;10-29 has some answers to your question. We are given an opportunity to quickly have info at our fingertips; if you haven't used it yet, try the search button above. Type in the words you are asking about one at a time;you will have all the verse that contains the word knowledge, or wisdom etc. It is not 100% but it is a good start. Choose context or chapter.
  • A disciple
    Additionally, Haven't you read the Prophets? or much of the Evangelists' Narratives? If the LORD could not communicate to people "before they're saved" how in the world could ANYONE ever get saved? How does one believe in Someone or something without any understanding? God is the Author of Order, and Intelligence, just as He is the Author and Creator of our souls, which He made in His image.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; When did the Lord Jesus ever turn someone away and not answer their question? In fact just the opposite of what you say, Jesus always answered everyone; even when the word was apparently too high for them to grasp it. It's the Spirit's business to move upon the inward parts of people; it's our part, whoever has His Word, to speak His word faithfully. Let God be in charge of His own things!

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