New Living Translation
But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
King James Bible
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
but now in Christ Jesus ye who once were afar off are become nigh by the blood of the Christ.
World English Bible
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ.
Young's Literal Translation
and now, in Christ Jesus, ye being once afar off became nigh in the blood of the Christ,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:13 Far off - From God and his people. Nigh - Intimately united to both.
LibrarySalvation: Grace: Faith
'By grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.'--Eph. ii. 8 (R.V.). Here are three of the key-words of the New Testament--'grace,' 'saved,' 'faith.' Once these terms were strange and new; now they are old and threadbare. Once they were like lava, glowing and cast up from the central depths; but it is a long while since the eruption, and the blocks have got cold, and the corners have been rubbed off them. I am afraid that some people, when they read …
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bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far," says the LORD, who heals them.
I have other sheep, too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles--all who have been called by the Lord our God."
For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past,
1 Corinthians 12:13
Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I am writing to God's holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.
You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil--the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.
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