Ephesians 2:17
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New International Version
He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

New Living Translation
He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near.

English Standard Version
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

Berean Study Bible
He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

Berean Literal Bible
And having come, He proclaimed the gospel: peace to you, the ones far off, and peace to those near.

New American Standard Bible
AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;

King James Bible
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Messiah came, He proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

International Standard Version
He came and proclaimed peace for you who were far away and for you who were near.

NET Bible
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near,

New Heart English Bible
He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he came preaching The News of Peace to you, to the distant ones and to those who are near,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He came with the Good News of peace for you who were far away and for those who were near.

New American Standard 1977
AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and he came and preached peace unto you who were afar off and to those that were near.

King James 2000 Bible
And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were near.

American King James Version
And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

American Standard Version
and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And coming, he preached peace to you that were afar off, and peace to them that were nigh.

Darby Bible Translation
and, coming, he has preached the glad tidings of peace to you who [were] afar off, and [the glad tidings of] peace to those [who were] nigh.

English Revised Version
and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:

Webster's Bible Translation
And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

Weymouth New Testament
So He came and proclaimed good news of peace to you who were so far away, and peace to those who were near;

World English Bible
He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.

Young's Literal Translation
and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:14-18 Jesus Christ made peace by the sacrifice of himself; in every sense Christ was their Peace, the author, centre, and substance of their being at peace with God, and of their union with the Jewish believers in one church. Through the person, sacrifice, and mediation of Christ, sinners are allowed to draw near to God as a Father, and are brought with acceptance into his presence, with their worship and services, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, as one with the Father and the Son. Christ purchased leave for us to come to God; and the Spirit gives a heart to come, and strength to come, and then grace to serve God acceptably.
Study Bible
One in Christ
16and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility. 17He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.…
Cross References
Psalm 148:14
And He has lifted up a horn for His people, Praise for all His godly ones; Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him. Praise the LORD!

Isaiah 57:19
Creating the praise of the lips. Peace, peace to him who is far and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him."

Acts 2:39
This promise belongs to you and to your children and to all who are far off, to all whom the Lord our God will call to Himself."

Acts 10:36
He has sent this message to the people of Israel, proclaiming the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.

Romans 10:14
How then can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach?

Ephesians 2:13
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.

Ephesians 2:14
For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has torn down the dividing wall of hostility

Ephesians 4:21
Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him in keeping with the truth that is in Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

and preached.

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …

Isaiah 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with …

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Isaiah 57:19-21 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, …

Matthew 10:13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 15:5,6 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing…

Acts 2:39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that …

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech …

that.

Ephesians 2:13,14 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near …

Deuteronomy 4:7 For what nation is there so great, who has God so near to them, as …

Psalm 75:1 To you, O God, do we give thanks, to you do we give thanks: for that …

Psalm 76:1,2 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel…

Psalm 147:19,20 He shows his word to Jacob, his statutes and his judgments to Israel…

Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; …

Luke 10:9-11 And heal the sick that are therein, and say to them, The kingdom …

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