English Standard Version
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
King James Bible
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
American Standard Version
And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,
And you, whereas you were some time alienated and enemies in mind in evil works:
English Revised Version
And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works, yet now hath he reconciled
Webster's Bible Translation
And you, that were formerly alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled,
Weymouth New Testament
And you, estranged as you once were and even hostile in your minds, amidst your evil deeds,
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
To God, in the active sense.
See on imagination, Luke 1:51. The spiritual seat of enmity.
By wicked works (ἐν τοῖς ἔγροις τοῖς πονηροῖς)
Rev., better, in your evil works. In the performance of - the sphere in which, outwardly, their alienation had exhibited itself.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in your mind by. or, by your mind in.
2 Samuel 22:24
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
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