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 2:16

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