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Colossians 1:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in his sight:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— in the body of his flesh through death; to present you holy and unblamable and irreproachable before it,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In his body of flesh, through means of his death, to present you holy and blameless and unaccusable before him,—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— in the body of his flesh through the death, to present you holy, and unblemished, and unblameable before himself,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Yet now he hath reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unspotted and blameless before him:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy & vnblameable, and vnreprooueable in his sight,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— hath he reconciled now in the body of his flesh and through his death, to constitute you saints before him without spot and without blame;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— to you, he hath now given peace, by the body of his flesh, and by his death; that he might establish you in his presence, holy, without blemish, and without offence;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
body 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
of his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
flesh 4561
{4561} Prime
σάρξ
sarx
{sarx}
Probably from the base of G4563; flesh (as stripped of the skin), that is, (strictly) the meat of an animal (as food), or (by extension) the body (as opposed to the soul (or spirit), or as the symbol of what is external, or as the means of kindred, or (by implication) human nature (with its frailties (physically or morally) and passions), or (specifically) a human being (as such).
through 1223
{1223} Prime
διά
dia
{dee-ah'}
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import.
death, 2288
{2288} Prime
θάνατος
thanatos
{than'-at-os}
From G2348; (properly an adjective used as a noun) death (literally or figuratively).
to present 3936
{3936} Prime
παρίστημι
paristemi
{par-is'-tay-mee}
From G3844 and G2476; to stand beside, that is, (transitively) to exhibit, proffer, (specifically) recommend, (figuratively) substantiate; or (intransitively) to be at hand (or ready), aid.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
holy 40
{0040} Prime
ἅγιος
hagios
{hag'-ee-os}
From ἅγος [[hagos]] (an awful thing) compare G0053, [H2282]; sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
unblameable 299
{0299} Prime
ἄμωμος
amomos
{am'-o-mos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and G3470; unblemished (literally or figuratively).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
unreproveable 410
{0410} Prime
ἀνέγκλητος
anegkletos
{an-eng'-klay-tos}
From G0001 (as a negative particle) and a derivative of G1458; unaccused, that is, (by implication) irreproachable.
in his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
sight: 2714
{2714} Prime
κατενώπιον
katenopion
{kat-en-o'-pee-on}
From G2596 and G1799; directly in front of.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 1:22

_ _ In the body of his flesh — the element in which His reconciling sufferings had place. Compare Colossians 1:24, “afflictions of Christ in my flesh” (1 Peter 2:24). Angels who have not a “body of flesh” are not in any way our reconciling mediators, as your false teachers assert, but He, the Lord of angels, who has taken our flesh, that in it He might atone for our fallen manhood.

_ _ through death — rather as Greek, “through His death” (which could only take place in a body like ours, of flesh, Hebrews 2:14). This implies He took on Him our true and entire manhood. Flesh is the sphere in which His human sufferings could have place (compare Colossians 1:24; Ephesians 2:15).

_ _ to present you — (Ephesians 5:27). The end of His reconciling atonement by death.

_ _ holy — positively; and in relation to God.

_ _ unblamable ... unreprovable — negatively. “Without blemish” (as the former Greek word is translated as to Jesus, our Head, 1 Peter 1:19) in one’s self. Irreproachable (the Greek for the second word, one who gives no occasion for his being brought to a law court) is in relation to the world without. Sanctification, as the fruit, is here treated of; justification, by Christ’s reconciliation, as the tree, having preceded (Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:26, Ephesians 5:27; Titus 2:14). At the same time, our sanctification is regarded here as perfect in Christ, into whom we are grafted at regeneration or conversion, and who is “made of God unto us (perfect) sanctification” (1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 1:1): not merely progressive sanctification, which is the gradual development of the sanctification which Christ is made to the believer from the first.

_ _ in his sight — in God’s sight, at Christ’s appearing.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 1:12-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 1:22

By the body of his flesh — So distinguished from his body, the church. The body here denotes his entire manhood. Through death — Whereby he purchased the reconciliation which we receive by faith. To present you — The very end of that reconciliation. Holy — Toward God. Spotless — In yourselves. Unreprovable — As to your neighbour.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 1:22

In the body of his (p) flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

(p) In that fleshly body, to show us that his body was not an unreal body, but a real one.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the body:

Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, [even] to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.
Ephesians 2:15-16 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace; ... And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
Hebrews 10:10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].
Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

to:

Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present [you] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

in his:

Job 15:15 Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight.
Job 25:5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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Jb 15:15; 25:5. Ps 51:7. Lk 1:75. Ro 7:4. 2Co 11:2. Ep 1:4; 2:15; 5:27. 1Th 4:7. Tit 2:14. He 10:10, 20; 13:21. 2P 3:14. Jde 1:24.

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