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Colossians 1:21-23 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 And although you were formerly alienated[a][b] and enemies in attitude, because of your evil deeds, 22 but now you have been reconciled[c] by his physical body[d] through death, to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, 23 if indeed you remain in the faith, established and steadfast and not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.


  1. Colossians 1:21 Literally “and you formerly being alienated”
  2. Colossians 1:21 Here the participle (“being”) is understood as concessive
  3. Colossians 1:22 Some manuscripts have “he has reconciled you
  4. Colossians 1:22 Literally “the body of his flesh”
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