Reconciled to God in Christ
Published October 22nd, 2021
Main point summary
Hold fast; your steadfast, day-by-day hope in Jesus confirms that God has done everything necessary to make you his own.
z And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, a doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled b in his body of flesh
καὶ ὑμᾶς ποτε ὄντας ἀπηλλοτριωμένους καὶ ἐχθροὺς τῇ διανοίᾳ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις τοῖς πονηροῖς— νυνὶ δὲ ⸀ ἀποκατηλλάγητε ἐν τῷ σώματι τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ
by his death,
διὰ τοῦ θανάτου—
c in order to present you holy
παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς ἁγίους
and d above reproach
before his face,*
e if indeed you continue in the faith,
εἴ γε ἐπιμένετε τῇ πίστει
f stable and steadfast, not shifting from g the hope of the gospel that you heard,
τεθεμελιωμένοι καὶ ἑδραῖοι καὶ μὴ μετακινούμενοι ἀπὸ τῆς ἐλπίδος τοῦ εὐαγγελίου οὗ ἠκούσατε,
which has been proclaimed h in all creation 1 under heaven,
τοῦ κηρυχθέντος ἐν ⸀ πάσῃ κτίσει τῇ ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν,
i and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
οὗ ἐγενόμην ἐγὼ Παῦλος διάκονος.