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

  • 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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