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

  • Ruth
    Jesus has answered many of my prayers over the past few years and he is faithful to all of his promises, yet we must always defer to his timing. Jesus bless!
  • Lu2677
    disciple"the brethren in the beginning" KNEW God.Using discernment they KNEW the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. The "vast multitudes" are on the broad way.If someone is "starved to death"it is because God has not given them understanding of the knowledge."If we walk in the light as He is in the light,we have fellowship one with another,through the blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Chuks Swag
    He delivered me from a terrible debt. I did not know what to do, but I knew how to pray. So I prayed and He made His word manifest and paid my debt.
    How He sorts my problems is inexplicable.
    There is an issue I have at hand now, and I have committed it unto His mighty hands and am believing that it is already settled.
    This God is Jehovah El-shaddai; He has everything in abundance...praise the Lord
  • A disciple
    "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." BUILDED TOGETHER! How do we not know today what unity and grace and knowledge that our brethren in the beginning knew? How do the vast multitudes of gentle believers seem to be starved to death for understanding even of the first basics of knowledge, and find mostly contention and divisions instead of fellowship?
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, besides "totally changed" as you have said before, and you tell people to tell others what he has done for them; what has the Lord done for you?
  • Geraldine cole
    Study The Bible there u will find everything u need in your life study daily do what the word told u to do thats how u become a child of Jesus by doing what he speaks to u in the Word Of God Pray. we need to love one another Remember Jesus is watching from Heaven he knows our hart don't let the devil trix u into Hell by allowing him to use your body he has to have a body he is a spirit

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