Ephesians 2:14
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English Standard Version
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility

King James Bible
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

American Standard Version
For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, the enmities in his flesh:

English Revised Version
For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition,

Webster's Bible Translation
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Weymouth New Testament
For He is our peace--He who has made Jews and Gentiles one, and in His own human nature has broken down the hostile dividing wall,

Ephesians 2:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Our peace (ἡ εἰρήνη ἡμῶν)

Christ is similarly described in abstract terms in 1 Corinthians 1:30; wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, redemption. So Colossians 1:27, hope of glory. Christ is thus not merely our peace-maker, but our very peace itself.

Both (τὰ ἀμφότερα)

Lit., the both. The neuter gender shows that Jews and Gentiles are conceived by the writer merely as two facts. The masculine is used in Ephesians 2:15, Ephesians 2:16.

Hath broken down (λύσας)

Lit, loosened or dissolved. Rev., giving the force of the aorist tense, brake down. The participle has an explanatory force, in that He brake down.

The middle-wall of partition (τὸ μεσότοιχον τοῦ φραγμοῦ)

Lit., the middle wall of the fence or hedge. The wall which pertained to the fence; the fact of separation being emphasized in wall, and the instrument of separation in fence. The hedge was the whole Mosaic economy which separated Jew from Gentile. Some suppose a reference to the stone screen which bounded the court of the Gentiles in the temple.

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our.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Ezekiel 34:24,25 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it...

Micah 5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces...

Zechariah 6:13 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule on his throne...

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

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

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer...

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself; by him, I say...

Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem...

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep...

both.

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

Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies...

Isaiah 19:24,25 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the middle of the land...

Ezekiel 37:19,20 Say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim...

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold...

John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all...

the middle.

Esther 3:8 And Haman said to king Ahasuerus...

Acts 10:28 And he said to them, You know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company...

Colossians 2:10-14,20 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power...

Cross References
Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Micah 5:5
And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men;

1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

Galatians 3:28
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

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 2:17
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.

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.

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