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Ephesians 2:14

Ephesians 2:14 (KJV)

14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Ephesians 2;14 (Literal)

14 That is to say, he is our peace who made both one and destroyed the middle wall of partition.

Ephesians 2:14 (Expanded)

14 That is to say, he, Jesus Christ, is our peace treaty, reuniting that which has been separated. He in and by one single past action made both Israel and Gentiles one by way of his peace treaty with God and destroyed by utterly laying in total ruin and waste the middle wall of partition, the barrier between Israel and Gentiles, law and no law, circumcision and uncircumcision, enmity between Israel and Gentiles.

CONTEXT-New Man, not Judean or Gentile

Ephesians 2:11-18

11 On account of this, remember that you were formerly Gentiles in the flesh and you were called uncircumcision by those called
circumcision of the flesh made by hands; 12 that at that time you had no part in the Messiah, being alienated from the family of Israel and
foreigners to the covenants of the promise and were without Hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were afar off were made near by the blood of the Messiah. 14 That is to say, he is our peace who made both one and destroyed
the middle wall of partition. 15 The enmity he [Jesus Christ] took away in his flesh, ending the curse of the law and its dogmatic
commandments, in order that He [God] might create out of the two, one new man, having made a peace treaty 16 and that he [Jesus Christ] might reconcile both [Gentiles and Israel] in one Body [the Church] by the cross, having slain the enmity [between God and Israel,
and Israel and Gentiles] thereby [the cross] 17 and having come, proclaimed the evangel of peace to you Gentiles, who were afar off, and
peace and the evangel to them, Israel, who were nigh. 18 For through him, Jesus Christ, both Gentiles and Israel have a personally escorted introduction, because of the new birth, to the Father.


The Structure of Ephesians 

A. Salutation and Opening (1:1, 2)
   B. All Spiritual Blessings (1:3-14)
      C. Prayer to God by Paul (1:15-23)
        D. Seated in the Heavenlies (2:1-7)
          E. God’s Works (2:8-10)
            F. New Man, not Judean or Gentile (2:11-18)
              G. The Temple Fitly Framed Together (2:19-22)
                 H. The Mystery, the One Body (3:1-13)
                    I. Prayer to the Father (3:14-21)
                 H. The unity of the One Body (4:1-6)
              G. The Body Fitly Joined Together (4:7-16)
            F. Putting on the New Man (4:17-32)
          E. Man’s Works (5:1—6:9)
        D. Standing in the Heavenlies (6:10-18)
      C. Prayer to God for Paul (6:19, 20)
    B. Making Known the Spiritual Blessings (6:21, 22)
A. Blessing and Closing (6:23, 24)


Topic: Eph2:14, Eph 2:14