Colossians 1:21
Good News Translation
At one time you were far away from God and were his enemies because of the evil things you did and thought.

New Revised Standard Version
And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,

Contemporary English Version
You used to be far from God. Your thoughts made you his enemies, and you did evil things.

New American Bible
And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works:


Romans 1:30 Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Romans 5:9,10 Christ died for us. Much more therefore, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from wrath through him. . . .

Romans 8:7,8 Because the wisdom of the flesh is an enemy to God. For it is not subject to the law of God: neither can it be. . . .

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: Neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers: . . .

Ephesians 2:1,2,12,19 And you, when you were dead in your offences and sins, . . .

Ephesians 4:18 Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.

Titus 3:3-7 For we ourselves also were some time unwise, incredulous, erring, slaves to divers desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. . . .

James 4:4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God.

in your mind by.

Titus 1:15,16 All things are clean to the clean: but to them that are defiled and to unbelievers, nothing is clean: but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. . . .

The Supremacy of Christ
20And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth and the things that are in heaven. 21And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works: 22Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before him:…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:24
And I shall be perfect with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.

Romans 5:10
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son: much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Ephesians 2:3
In which also we all conversed in time past, in the desires of our flesh, fulfilling the will of the flesh and of our thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:

Ephesians 2:12
That you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the conversation of Israel and strangers to the testament, having no hope of the promise and without God in this world.

Ephesians 2:15
Making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that he might make the two in himself into one new man, making peace

Colossians 1:20
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