You are now blameless (Col. 1:22)


Has now reconciled you

In his human fleshy body

Through his death.


He presents you



And irreproachable

Before God.”

νυνὶ δὲ ἀποκατήλλαξεν ἐν τῷ σώματι τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ διὰ τοῦ θανάτου, παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους καὶ ἀνεγκλήτους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ,

Paul said, “Christ has now (νυνὶ) reconciled (δὲ ἀποκατήλλαξεν) you in his human fleshy body (ἐν τῷ σώματι τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ) through his death (διὰ τοῦ θανάτου).  Thus, he presents you (παραστῆσαι ὑμᾶς) holy (ἁγίους) and blameless (καὶ ἀμώμους) and irreproachable (καὶ ἀνεγκλήτους) before God (κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word ἀποκατήλλαξεν, that means to reconcile completely or change from one state of feeling to another, and the word ἀμώμους, that means amomum, a fragrant plant of India, blameless, without blemish, unblemished, or faultless, as well as the word ἀνεγκλήτους, not to be called to account, unreprovable, or irreproachable, and the word κατενώπιον, that means over against or before the face of.  Paul explained that Christ has reconciled the world with his human fleshy body by his death.  People were saved or reconciled with God through the death of Jesus Christ.  Thus, he is able to present them as holy, blameless, and irreproachable before God.  Christ’s death has set the world straight.  We humans could now be blameless before God because of Jesus Christ.  Do you feel blameless before God?

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