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

  • A disciple
    "..in time past ye walked according to the course of this world..in times past in the lusts of our flesh..in time past Gentiles in the flesh..Wherefore remember..That at that time ye were without Christ.." To anyone who says to you, that we sin every day, and we can't help but sin; say, Unto what then is the Name of Jesus to us? and how can we be Saved from our sins, but still in our sins?
  • Steve morrow
    EPHESIANS 2:2 WHEREIN IN TIME PAST YOU WALKED ACCORDING TO THE COURSE OF THIS WORLD ACCORDING TO THE PRINCE OF THE POWER OF THE AIR THE SPIRIT THAT NOW WORKETH IN THE CHILDREN OF DISOBEDIENCE JEREMIAH 23:22 IF THEY HAD STOOD BEFORE ME AND LISTENED TO ME THEY WOULD HAVE SPOKEN --MY WORDS-- AND THEY WOULD HAVE TURNED MY PEOPLE FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS AND DEEDS
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Eternal truth- For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • Edna
    Dear Sanits, words in the scripture are container that hold truth. Verse 1 quicken Made alive in Christ jesus sitted in the heavenlys. Save by faith not works of the flesh but by Galatian 5.22 spirit.We have been reconciled.Our Lord has made a way with Jes and Gentiles.redemtion Read 2.15. He has made us a new man no longer strangers Now he has made his abode in us SO REJOICE SANITS REJOICE
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: Wow, was God dealing with Jews first, that's why we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. God made promises to the Jews, that's why Jesus wasn't ready for the Gentiles. Paul was chosen. Act 9:15
  • Fay
    This is fill with good food for the soul I enjoyed reading this book. I continue to come back and read and share all the good information with my family , friends and co-workers. We must be afraid to share the word of GOD with everyone.

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