Colossians 1:22
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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,

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

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Body of His flesh

Which consisted of flesh; without which there could have been no death (see next clause).

To present (παραστῆσαι)

Purpose of the reconciliation. Compare Romans 8:30. See on shewed himself, Acts 1:3. Compare Romans 12:1, where it is used of presenting a sacrifice.

Holy, unblamable, unreprovable (ἁγίους, ἀμώμους, ἀνεγκλήτους)

Holy, see on saints, Acts 26:10; see on Revelation 3:7. The fundamental idea of the word is separation unto God and from worldly defilement. Unblamable, Rev. much better, without blemish. Compare Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:27; and see on 1 Peter 1:19, and see on blemishes, 2 Peter 2:13. Unreprovable, not only actually free from blemish, but from the charge of it. See on 1 Corinthians 1:8, and compare 1 Timothy 6:14.

In His sight (κατεώπιον αὐοτῦ)

Rev., before Him. Him refers to God, not Christ. Whether the reference is to God's future judgment or to His present approval, can hardly be determined by the almost unexceptional usage of κατενώπιον before, in the latter sense, as is unquestionably the case in Ephesians 1:4. The simple ἐνώπιον before, is used in the former sense, Luke 12:9. Ἔμπροσθεν before, occurs in both senses. The reference to the future judgment seems the more natural as marking the consummation of the redemptive work described in Colossians 1:20-22. Compare 1 Thessalonians 3:13, and Ephesians 5:27, which corresponds with the figure of the bride, the Lamb's wife, in Revelation 21:9 sqq. This view is further warranted by the following words, if ye continue, etc., the final presentation being dependent on steadfastness.

Colossians 1:22 Parallel Commentaries

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the body.

Romans 7:4 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another...

Ephesians 2:15,16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances...

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...

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

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

in his.

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

Job 25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, 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.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:24
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from guilt.

Romans 7:4
Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.

2 Corinthians 4:14
knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.

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

Ephesians 1:4
even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love

Ephesians 2:16
and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Ephesians 5:27
so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.

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