Ephesians 2:16
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English Standard Version
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

King James Bible
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

American Standard Version
and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, killing the enmities in himself.

English Revised Version
and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Webster's Bible Translation
And that he might reconcile both to God in one body by the cross, having by it slain the enmity:

Weymouth New Testament
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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Might reconcile (ἀποκαταλλάξῃ)

Only here and Colossians 1:20, Colossians 1:21. See on Colossians 1:20. The new man precedes the reconciling in Paul's statement, though, as a fact, the order is the reverse. The verb contains a hint of restoration to a primal unity. See on Ephesians 2:12.

Thereby (ἐν αὐτῷ)

Or upon it - the cross.

Ephesians 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

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reconcile.

Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled...

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation...

Colossians 1:21-22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled...

having.

Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances...

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed...

Romans 8:3,7 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh...

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way...

1 Peter 4:1,2 For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind...

thereby. or, in himself.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

Ephesians 2:15
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,

Ephesians 3:6
This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Ephesians 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call--

Colossians 1:20
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

Colossians 1:22
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

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