New International Version
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.
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.
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And came and preached peace - Proclaimed the readiness of God to forgive and save both Jews and Gentiles. See the note on Ephesians 2:13.
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And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the LORD.
creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near," says the LORD. "And I will heal them."
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call."
You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.
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 preaching to them?
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
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