Ephesians 2 :17

Ephesians 2 :17 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

King James Version (KJV)

And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were near.

American Standard Version (ASV)

and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And he came preaching peace to you who were far off, and to those who were near;

Webster's Revision

And came and preached peace to you who were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

World English Bible

He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.

English Revised Version (ERV)

and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:

Definitions for Ephesians 2 :17

Nigh - Near.

Clarke's Commentary on Ephesians 2 :17

And came and preached peace - Proclaimed the readiness of God to forgive and save both Jews and Gentiles. See the note on Ephesians 2:13.

Barnes' Commentary on Ephesians 2 :17

And came and preached peace - That is, the system of religion which he proclaimed, was adapted to produce peace with God. This he preached personally to those who "were nigh," that is, the Jews; to those who were "afar off " - the Gentiles - he preached it by his apostles. He was the author of the system which proclaimed salvation to both.

The word "peace" here refers to reconciliation with God.

To you which were afar off, ... - see the notes at Ephesians 2:13; compare the notes at Acts 2:39.

Wesley's Commentary on Ephesians 2 :17

2:17 And he came - After his resurrection. And preached peace - By his ministers and his Spirit. To you - Gentiles. That were afar off - At the utmost distance from God. And to them that were nigh - To the Jews, who were comparatively nigh, being his visible church.
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