Ephesians 2:17
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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Christ came and preached peace to you Gentiles, who were far from God, and peace to us Jews, who were near God.

Good News Translation
So Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all--to you Gentiles, who were far away from God, and to the Jews, who were near to him.

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,
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
He has raised up a horn for His people, the praise of all His saints, of Israel, a people near to Him. Hallelujah!

Isaiah 57:19
bringing praise to their lips. "Peace, peace to those far and near," says the LORD, "and I will heal them."

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 in whom they have not believed? 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 each other.

Isaiah 27:5
Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

that.

Ephesians 2:13,14
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ…

Deuteronomy 4:7
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Psalm 75:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph. Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.







Lexicon
He came
ἐλθὼν (elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

[and] preached
εὐηγγελίσατο (euēngelisato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2097: From eu and aggelos; to announce good news especially the gospel.

peace
εἰρήνην (eirēnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

to you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

who [were]
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

far away
μακρὰν (makran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3112: At a distance, far away, remote, alien. Feminine accusative case singular of makros; at a distance.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

peace
εἰρήνην (eirēnēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1515: Probably from a primary verb eiro; peace; by implication, prosperity.

to those
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[who were] near.
ἐγγύς (engys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.
(17) And came and preached peace.--The word "came" certainly carries back our thoughts to our Lord's own preaching, when, after the Resurrection, He came "and stood in the midst of them, and said, Peace be unto you" (Luke 24:36; John 20:19; John 20:21). But we note that at that very time He repeated the salutation "Peace be unto you," with the expressive addition, "As my Father hath sent Me, even so send I you," and with the charge, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost," for the future mission "to remit or retain sins." In the same connection we have in John 14:25-28, the promise of the Comforter, and the words "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give unto you. . . . I go away and come again to you." Hence we cannot limit His "coming" to the appearance after the Resurrection. At all times through the witness of the Holy Spirit, whether with or without the preaching of His servants (John 15:27), He "stands at the door and knocks" (Revelation 3:20) with the message of peace. For since the "peacemakers" are "called the children of God," He, the Son of God, must be emphatically the Peacemaker.

To you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.--As the enmity was the enmity with God, so the peace is peace with God; but still the Apostle, having the idea of reunion between Jew and Gentile present to his mind, cannot refrain from bringing out clearly the call of both to one peace, and therefore to unity with one another. The passage is a quotation from Isaiah 57:19.

Verse 17. - And having come, he preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to these that were nigh. The coming denoted by ἐλθὼν is subsequent to the transactions of the cross. It cannot denote what Christ did personally, but what he did by sending his Spirit to the apostles and other early preachers. It was only after the cross and after the resurrection that peace could be proclaimed on the footing of faith in a Savior who had died and was alive. And only in the sense of having sent his preachers and given them his Spirit could Jesus be said to have preached to the Ephesians. The repetition of the word "peace" in the R.V. is expressive; if the subject had been merely peace between the two classes of men, we should not have had the repetition; the repetition denotes peace between each of the two classes and a third party, viz. God. It is remarkable that the Gentiles, "those that were far off," are mentioned here before the Jews, "those that were nigh." In point of chronology, the Jews came first; but the order is here transposed, probably to emphasize the offer of the gospel to the Gentiles, and to show that spiritually they were as near as the Jews. 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.
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