Colossians 1:21
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New International Version
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.

New Living Translation
This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.

English Standard Version
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,

Berean Study Bible
Once you were alienated from God and were hostile in your minds because of your evil deeds.

Berean Literal Bible
And you, being once alienated and hostile in mind, in the evil deeds,

New American Standard Bible
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,

King James Bible
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds because of your evil actions.

International Standard Version
You who were once alienated with a hostile attitude, doing evil,

NET Bible
And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Even you from the first were aliens and enemies in your minds because of your evil works, and now he has given you peace,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Once you were separated from God. The evil things you did showed your hostile attitude.

New American Standard 1977
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And you, that were in another time alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now he has reconciled you

King James 2000 Bible
And you, that were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled

American King James Version
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled

American Standard Version
And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works:

Darby Bible Translation
And you, who once were alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now has it reconciled

English Revised Version
And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, yet now hath he reconciled

Webster's Bible Translation
And you, that were formerly alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled,

Weymouth New Testament
And you, estranged as you once were and even hostile in your minds, amidst your evil deeds,

World English Bible
You, being in past times alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,

Young's Literal Translation
And you -- once being alienated, and enemies in the mind, in the evil works, yet now did he reconcile,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. He was born or begotten before all the creation, before any creature was made; which is the Scripture way of representing eternity, and by which the eternity of God is represented to us. All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. God showed his justice in requiring full satisfaction. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. If this be so, that God's love is so great to us, what shall we do now for God? Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. Christ died for us. But wherefore? That we should still live in sin? No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.
Study Bible
The Supremacy of Christ
20and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross. 21Once you were alienated from God and were hostile in your minds because of your evil deeds. 22But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence—…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:24
"I was also blameless toward Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!

Ephesians 2:3
We all lived among them at one time in the cravings of our flesh, indulging its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature children of wrath.

Ephesians 2:12
remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:15
by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace
Treasury of Scripture

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled

sometime.

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors …

Romans 5:9,10 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved …

Romans 8:7,8 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject …

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of …

Ephesians 2:1,2,12,19 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life …

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, …

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship …

in your mind by. or, by your mind in.

Titus 1:15,16 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and …

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