But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into
one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
by abolishing in His flesh the hostility, which is
the Law composed
of commandments expressed
in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two one new person, in this way
and that He might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the hostility.
And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near;
for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.