Ephesians 2:16

“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And that he might reconcile both vnto God in one body by the crosse, hauing slaine the enmitie thereby,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And that the two might come into agreement with God in one body through the cross, so putting an end to that division.
- Basic English Bible

and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;
- Darby Bible

And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having by it slain the enmity:
- Webster's Bible

thus effecting peace, and to reconcile Jews and Gentiles in one body to God, by means of His cross--slaying by it their mutual enmity.
- Weymouth Bible

and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility thereby.
- World English Bible

makynge pees, to recounsele bothe in o bodi to God bi the cros, sleynge the enemytees in hym silf.
- Wycliffe Bible

and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ephesians 2:16


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.


People's Bible Notes for Ephesians 2:16


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).

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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