Colossians 1:22
New International Version
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--

New Living Translation
Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault.

English Standard Version
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Berean Study Bible
But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence—

Berean Literal Bible
but now He has reconciled in His body of flesh through death, to present you holy and unblemished and blameless before Him,

New American Standard Bible
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--

King James Bible
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Christian Standard Bible
But now he has reconciled you by his physical body through his death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before him--

Contemporary English Version
But his Son became a human and died. So God made peace with you, and now he lets you stand in his presence as people who are holy and faultless and innocent.

Good News Translation
But now, by means of the physical death of his Son, God has made you his friends, in order to bring you, holy, pure, and faultless, into his presence.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him--

International Standard Version
he has now reconciled by the death of his physical body, so that he may present you holy, blameless, and without fault before him.

NET Bible
but now he has reconciled you by his physical body through death to present you holy, without blemish, and blameless before him--

New Heart English Bible
yet now he has reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and blameless before him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
By the body of his flesh and in his death, to establish you before him as Holy Ones without blemish and without an indictment,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But now Christ has brought you back to God by dying in his physical body. He did this so that you could come into God's presence without sin, fault, or blame.

New American Standard 1977
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—

Jubilee Bible 2000
in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight

King James 2000 Bible
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in his sight:

American King James Version
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight:

American Standard Version
yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted, and blameless before him:

Darby Bible Translation
in the body of his flesh through death; to present you holy and unblamable and irreproachable before it,

English Revised Version
in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him:

Webster's Bible Translation
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in his sight:

Weymouth New Testament
He has now, in His human body, reconciled to God by His death, to bring you, holy and faultless and irreproachable, into His presence;

World English Bible
yet now he has reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and blameless before him,

Young's Literal Translation
in the body of his flesh through the death, to present you holy, and unblemished, and unblameable before himself,
Study Bible
The Supremacy of Christ
21Once you were alienated from God and were hostile in your minds because of your evil deeds. 22But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence— 23if indeed you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope of the gospel you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:24
And I have been blameless before Him and kept myself from iniquity.

Romans 7:4
Therefore, my brothers, you also died to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might belong to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit to God.

2 Corinthians 4:14
knowing that the One who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in His presence.

2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:

Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love

Ephesians 2:16
and reconciling both of them to God in one body through the cross, by which He extinguished their hostility.

Ephesians 5:27
and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

Colossians 1:28
We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit,

Treasury of Scripture

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight:

the body.

Romans 7:4
Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

Ephesians 2:15,16
Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; …

Hebrews 10:10,20
By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all

to.

Luke 1:75
In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

in his.

Job 15:15
Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.

Job 25:5
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

Psalm 51:7
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

now
νυνὶ (nyni)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3570: A prolonged form of nun for emphasis; just now.

He has reconciled [you]
ἀποκατήλλαξεν (apokatēllaxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 604: To reconcile, change from one state of feeling to another. From apo and katallasso; to reconcile fully.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[Christ’s]
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

physical
σαρκὸς (sarkos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

body
σώματι (sōmati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4983: Body, flesh; the body of the Church. From sozo; the body, used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.

through
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

death
θανάτου (thanatou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2288: Death, physical or spiritual. From thnesko; death.

to present
παραστῆσαι (parastēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3936: Or prolonged paristano from para and histemi; to stand beside, i.e. to exhibit, proffer, recommend, substantiate; or to be at hand, aid.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

holy,
ἁγίους (hagious)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

unblemished,
ἀμώμους (amōmous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 299: Blameless, without blemish, unblemished, faultless. Unblemished.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

blameless
ἀνεγκλήτους (anenklētous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 410: Irreproachable, blameless. Unaccused, i.e. irreproachable.

in His presence—
κατενώπιον (katenōpion)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2714: Before the face of, over against. From kata and enopion; directly in front of.
(22) In the body of his flesh.--There seems to be some emphasis on the word "flesh:" just as in the parallel of Ephesians 2:16, the expression is "in one body," with a characteristic emphasis on the word "one," suiting the genius of the passage. The meaning is, of course, His natural body, as distinguished from His mystic Body, spoken of above (Colossians 1:18). But this is no sufficient reason for the use of this phrase, for there could be no confusion between them in this passage. Hence, without ascribing to the word "flesh" a distinctly polemical intention, we may not unnaturally suppose that there was present to St. Paul's mind the thought of the Gnosticism, which depreciated the body as evil, and which must have always inclined to the idea that "Jesus Christ had not come in the flesh" (1John 4:2-3); and that the presence of this thought induced some special emphasis in his language.

Holy and unblameable and unreproveable.--See Note on Ephesians 1:4. The word "to present" is used both in a sacrificial sense (as in Romans 12:1) and in the sense of introduction and presentation (as of a bride, see Ephesians 5:27). The words, "holy and unblameable," i.e., "without blemish," suit the former sense. But "unreproveable" is incongruous with it, and the parallel passage (Ephesians 2:18) speaks of "access" or introduction to the Father.

Verse 22. - In the body of his flesh (ver. 20; Colossians 2:11; Romans 8:3; Romans 7:4; 1 Timothy 3:10; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:1; Hebrews 2:14, 15; Hebrews 10:20; 1 John 4:2; 2 John 1:7; Luke 24:39). With a significant emphasis, the material body of Christ is made the instrument of that reconciliation in the carrying out of which "his whole fulness" is engaged (vers. 19, 20); see note on "thought," ver. 21, and on "body," Colossians 2:23. The necessity of the double expression was shown by the fact that the Gnostic Marcion erased "of his flesh" from the text of this Epistle, and interpreted "the body" as "the Church;" Bengel and others suppose "of his flesh "to be added to prevent this mistake (see Tertullian, 'Against Marcion,' 5:19). This phrase was the crux of Docetism, whose principles were indeed implicitly contained in the Alexandrine-Jewish philosophy with its contempt for matter and the physical life, which was now first beginning to leaven the Church. Body is antithetical to soul: flesh to spirit. The former is individual and concrete, the actual physical organism; the latter denotes the material of which it consists, the bodily nature in its essence and characteristics (comp. note on ver. 11; and see Cremer's 'Lexicon' on these words). "In the body" is not "by the body," nor "during his earthly life" (as though opposed to "out of the body," 2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Corinthians 12:3), but "as incarnate." The Epistle to the Hebrews expands the thought of our Epistle in its own way in Hebrews 2:14-18; Hebrews 10:5-10. That reconciliation is through the (or, his) death (Romans 3:25; Romans 4:25; Romans 5:10; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:14, 15; Galatians 3:13; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 9:15, 16; John 11:51, 52; John 10:11; Revelation 1:18; Revelation 2:8) is the fundamental axiom of the gospel (ver. 5), already implied in vers. 14 and 20. And the atoning death presupposes the Incarnation (Hebrews 2:14). The two foregoing phrases belong grammatically to ver. 21. To present you holy and without blemish and unreprovable before him (ver. 28; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 4:14; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Acts 17:31); before "Christ" (ver. 19), who is "Judge" (John 5:22, 23) as well as "King" and "Redeemer" (vers. 13, 14): this also belongs to his fulness. He will "himself present the Church to himself" (Ephesians 5:27, Revised Text; also 2 Corinthians 4:14). In this presentation his redeeming work culminates (comp. Philippians 1:6, 10; Philippians 2:16; and, in view of the connection of vers. 22 and 23, 1 Corinthians 1:6-9). So, in general, Meyer and Alford. Ellicott and Lightfoot refer to God's present approbations, quoting Ephesians 1:4, a parallel much less close than ver. 27, and supposing "God" the subject of the verb (see note on ver. 19). "Holy erga Deum; without blemish respectu vestri; unreprovable respectu proximi" (Bengel). (On "holy," see note, ver. 2; also Colossians 3:12.) "Apropos is not "without blame," but "without blemish," "immaculate" (Lightfoot, R.V.; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:27; Philippians 2:15: comp. Hebrews 9:14; 1 Peter 1:19). In the LXX it is the equivalent of the Hebrew tamim ("integer"), "faultless" in bodily condition or in moral character. "Unreprovable," as a judicial term ("without charge that can be preferred"), points to the judgment day, and hence is wanting in Ephesians 1:4 (comp. 1 Corinthians 1:8; Romans 8:33, 34; 1 Timothy 3:10; Titus 1:6, 7). 1:15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. He was born or begotten before all the creation, before any creature was made; which is the Scripture way of representing eternity, and by which the eternity of God is represented to us. All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. God showed his justice in requiring full satisfaction. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. If this be so, that God's love is so great to us, what shall we do now for God? Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. Christ died for us. But wherefore? That we should still live in sin? No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.
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