Ephesians 2:11-18 LEB

Jewish and Gentile Believers United in Christ

11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in [the] flesh, the so-called uncircumcision by the so-called circumcision in [the] flesh, made by hands,

References for Ephesians 2:11

      12 that you were at that time apart from Christ, alienated from the citizenship of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, not having hope, and without God in the world.
      13 But now in Christ Jesus you, the ones who once were far away, have become near by the blood of Christ.
      14 For he himself is our peace, who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of the partition, the enmity, in his flesh,
      15 invalidating the law of commandments in ordinances, in order that he might create the two in himself into one new man, [thus]a making peace,

      References for Ephesians 2:15

        • q 2:15 - *Here "[thus]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("making") which is understood as result
          16 and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, killing the enmity in himself.b

          References for Ephesians 2:16

            • r 2:16 - Or "by it" (referring to the cross)
              17 And coming, he proclaimed the good news of peace to you who were far away and peace to the ones who were near,
              18 because through him [we] both have access in one Spirit to the Father.