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 for Ephesians 2:15

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 for Ephesians 2:15

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 2:15

  • Anthony on Ephesians 2:15
    Paul is the Apostle to the Gentiles. To him was given the message for this dispensation, which is the dispensation of the Grace of God, with its one body, being the Church, the Body of Christ. This is the one new man that is spoken of in this passage. Galations makes it further clear that the Law of Commandments was indeed abolished as Salvation is by Grace through Faith and that not of Works (of the Law) (Eph 2 v 8-9). We should rightly divide the Word of Truth if we are to properly understand even straight forward passages such as this (2 Tim 2 v 15)
  • William on Ephesians 2:15
    Messiah has taken away the entire law of the first covenant and replaced it with a pure and simple covenant command in which the whole torah of the first covenant is fulfilled and also that the new command now gives us the ability to produce fruits to Father which the dead works of the first covenant torah could not produce. Praise Father in the name of Yahushua!
  • We have to keep in mind this Epistle was written by Paul. Peter warns us in 2 Peter 3 15-16, that we are to be careful in interpreting Paul's letters. Through this p***age we can plainly see that Christ abolished the "Enmity" or hostility between the House of Israel and the House of Judah. I think that to correctly interpret this p***age we need to remember that Israel became a divided nation. They split into Northern (House of Israel) and Southern (House of Judah) kingdoms. Many interpret the next part of the verse to mean that the Law has been abolished. This interpretation is in direct conflict with many other scriptures such as Romans 3:31, and can lead to the error of lawlessness as Peter said (referenced above). The King James bible says "Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the Law of commandments contained in ordinances.....". I believe what Paul is trying to get across is that Christ has brought peace. He has brought and end to enmity, or hostility or any dispute even regarding the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances.
  • Ralph De Jesus on Ephesians 2:15
    The blood of Jesus spilt at his death for our redemption and reconciliation to God ended the commandments contained in the ordinances that were carnal; by his death and obeying his commandments which are spiritual we are now able to partake in his grace and receive the promises and mercy which was once only for the Jews


 

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