The unity (thn enothta). Late and rare word (from ei, one), in Aristotle and Plutarch, though in N.T. only here and verse Colossians 13 . In the bond of peace (en twi sundesmwi th eirhnh). In Colossians 3:14agaph (love) is the sundesmo (bond). But there is no peace without love (verse Ephesians 4:2 ).