A term indicating the changed relationship for the better between persons or groups who were formerly alienated from one another. The NT encourages reconciliation between estranged parties (Matt 5:24; Luke 12:58) and spouses (1Cor 7:11). But the noun and its corresponding verb most often refer to the new relationship between God and humanity effected by Christ’s redemptive work (Rom 5:10-11; Rom 11:15; 2Cor 5:17-20; Eph 2:16; Col 1:20; Col 1:22).

Matt 5:24

24leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

Luke 12:58

58Thus, when you go with your accuser before a magistrate, on the way make an effort to settle the case, or you may be dragged before the judge, and the judge h ... View more

1Cor 7:11

11(but if she does separate, let her remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not divorce his wife.

Rom 5:10-11

10For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more surely, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life.1 ... View more

Rom 11:15

15For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead!

2Cor 5:17-20

17So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!18All this is from God, who reconciled us t ... View more

Eph 2:16

16and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it.

Col 1:20

20and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Col 1:22

22he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him—

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