“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”
King James Version (KJV)
2:16 In one body - One church. Having slain - By his own death on the cross. The enmity - Which had been between sinners and God.
Eph 2:16 That he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross. First, the cross makes peace between Jew and Gentile; and second, the blood of the cross cleanses both before God, and makes peace between them and God. Having by it slain the enmity. Not only of Jew for Gentile, but of the sinner for God. When the sinner once fixes his mind on the bleeding Savior, the "goodness of God leads him to repentance" (Ro 2:4).