16 and that He might (A)reconcile them both in (B)one body to God through the cross, [a]by it having (C)put to death the hostility.

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  1. Ephesians 2:16 Or in Himself

21 And although you were (A)previously alienated and hostile in attitude, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now (B)reconciled you in His (C)body of flesh through death, in order to (D)present you before Him (E)holy and blameless and beyond reproach— 23 if indeed you continue in [a]the faith firmly (F)established and steadfast, and not shifting from the (G)hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed (H)in all creation under heaven, (I)and of which I, Paul, [b]was made a [c](J)minister.

24 (K)Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh (L)I am supplementing what is lacking [d]in Christ’s afflictions in behalf of (M)His body, which is the church. 25 (N)I [e]was made a minister of this church according to the (O)commission from God granted to me for your benefit, so that I might [f]fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, 26 that is, (P)the mystery which had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His [g]saints, 27 to whom (Q)God willed to make known what (R)the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is (S)Christ in you, the (T)hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, (U)admonishing every person and teaching every person [h]with all (V)wisdom, so that we may (W)present every person [i](X)complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose I also (Y)labor, (Z)striving (AA)according to His [j]power which [k]works mightily within me.

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  1. Colossians 1:23 Or in faith
  2. Colossians 1:23 Lit became
  3. Colossians 1:23 Or servant
  4. Colossians 1:24 Lit of
  5. Colossians 1:25 Lit became
  6. Colossians 1:25 Lit make full the word of God
  7. Colossians 1:26 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  8. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  9. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect
  10. Colossians 1:29 Lit working
  11. Colossians 1:29 Lit in power