Ephesians 2:15

“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hauing abolished in his flesh the enmitie, euen the Lawe of Commandements conteined in Ordinances, for to make in himselfe, of twaine, one newe man, so making peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, {which is} the Law of commandments {contained} in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, {thus} establishing peace,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having abolished in the flesh the enmity, `even' the law of commandments `contained' in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, `so' making peace;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having in his flesh put an end to that which made the division between us, even the law with its rules and orders, so that he might make in himself, of the two, one new man, so making peace;
- Basic English Bible

having annulled the enmity in his flesh, the law of commandments in ordinances, that he might form the two in himself into one new man, making peace;
- Darby Bible

Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances: to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace;
- Webster's Bible

by setting aside the Law with its commandments, expressed, as they were, in definite decrees. His design was to unite the two sections of humanity in Himself so as to form one new man,
- Weymouth Bible

having abolished in the flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace;
- World English Bible

and auoidide the lawe of maundementis bi domes, that he make twei in hym silf in to a newe man,
- Wycliffe Bible

the enmity in his flesh, the law of the commands in ordinances having done away, that the two he might create in himself into one new man, making peace,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:15


2:15 Having abolished by his suffering in the flesh the cause of enmity between the Jews and gentiles, even the law of ceremonial commandments, through his decrees - Which offer mercy to all; see #Col 2:14|. That he might form the two - Jew and gentile. Into one new man - one mystical body.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:15


Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity. While he was in the flesh the law condemned him and nailed him to the cross. In so doing it destroyed itself. The old covenant ended at the cross, when the new covenant was dedicated by the blood of Christ. Hence, the law, the wall between Jew and Gentile, "the enmity", was taken away. To make in himself of two one new man. Thus, the difference between Jew and Gentile being destroyed, both are made in the church one new race, "a royal priesthood, a chosen nation, a peculiar people" (1Pe 2:9), at peace among themselves.

Discussion for Ephesians 2

  • Steve morrow
    continued--eph2:19 now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of GOD 20 and are built upon the foundation of the apostles JESUS CHRIST himself being the chief cornerstone psm 127:1 except the LORD build the house they labor in vain that build it except the LORD keep the city the watchman waketh but in vain
  • Irene123
    To J. Cardoza - You do include Eph. 2:10 with vs. 8-9 ....... ?
  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 9:37 THEN SAITH HE UNTO HIS DISCIPLES THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS BUT THE LABORERS ARE FEW 9:38 PRAY YOU THEREFORE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABORERS INTO HIS HARVEST 1 PETER 4:17 FOR THE TIME IS COME THAT JUDGEMENT MUST BEGIN AT THE HOUSE OF GOD AND IF IT FIRST BEGIN AT US WHAT SHALL THE END BE OF THEM THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD
  • MockingBird
    Who ever left their comment for me : I am correcting your thought about me : I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior !! That day I got saved !! Jesus Christ is my Lord ! He let's me know from the time I got saved of things that need to be taken care of and put out of my life : This Lordship that I have with my Lord is an on going fellowship !!! I have been with my Lord and Savior for 35 years and through out those years Through His leadership and Lordship since I got saved :I have with my Lord's help been able to rid of many things that were not of God : For the remainder of my life here on earth , there will be a continuance of obeying my Lord till it is time for me to go home. I did nothing to get saved : I received His salvation that is in Christ Jesus and in receiving His salvation I received His Lordship as well.
  • Lilian
    John 3:16 For God so love the world that he gave his only begotten Son Jesus Christ that whosoever believes in him shall not be perished but have eternal life. What a loving God we serve. Thanks to the blood of Jesus that shed for us by his blood we are forgiven and redeemed. HE PAID THE PRICE FOR US. OUR JOB NOW IS TO PRAISE HIM AND WORSHIP HIM ONLY FOR HE IS WORTHY. AMEN
  • Dianne
    Ephesians is the greatest love letter from our heavenly father to the body of believers.

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