But now in Christ Jesus you who once1 were far away have been brought near2 through the blood of Christ.314
For he himself is our peace,4 who has made the two one5 and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
by abolishing in his flesh6 the law with its commandments and regulations.7 His purpose was to create in himself one8 new man out of the two, thus making peace,
and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross,9 by which he put to death their hostility.
He came and preached peace10 to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.1118
For through him we both have access12 to the Father13 by one Spirit.14