New International Version
and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
King James Bible
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Darby Bible Translation
and might reconcile both in one body to God by the cross, having by it slain the enmity;
World English Bible
and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility thereby.
Young's Literal Translation
and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That he might reconcile both - in one body - That the Jews and Gentiles, believing on the Lord Jesus, might lay aside all their causes of contention, and become one spiritual body, or society of men, influenced by the Spirit, and acting according to the precepts of the Gospel.
Having slain the enmity thereby - Having, by his death upon the cross, made reconciliation between God and man, and by his Spirit in their hearts removed the enmity of their fallen, sinful nature. Dr. Macknight thinks that abolishing the enmity is spoken of the removal of the hatred which the Jews and Gentiles mutually bore to each other, because of the difference of their respective religious worship; and that slaying the enmity refers to the removal of evil lusts and affections from the heart of man, by the power of Divine grace. This is nearly the sense given above.
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thereby. or, in himself.
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1 Corinthians 10:17
Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:
by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,
This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
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--
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