But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ.
I dare assert, without fear of successful contradiction, that the inspired writers attribute all the blessings of salvation to the precious blood of Jesus Christ. If we have redemption, it is through His blood; if we are justified, it is by His blood; if washed from our moral stains, it is by His blood, which cleanseth us from all sin; if we have victory over "the last enemy," we obtain it, not only by the word of the Divine testimony, but through the blood of the Lamb; and, if we gain admittance into heaven, it is because we have washed our robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Everything depends on the blood of Christ, who paid it as the price of cur redemption to eternal life and glory.
(Dr. R. Newton.)Toplady, the writer of the hymn, "Rock of Ages, cleft for me," was converted through hearing a working man preach in a barn from Ephesians 2:13, "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."
Parallel VersesKJV: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.