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See also peace
  1. sdum pa/ 

    p. bsdums/  f. bsdum/  imp. sdums/ 

    Biblical: to reconcile, make agree, make peace: 1) between God and man: de dag spangs pa 'jig rten sdum pa'i rgyur gyur na/  if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world (Rom. 11:15), ma shi ka rgyud nas khong gis nga tsho khong rang dang bsdums/  reconciled us to himself through Christ (2 Cor. 5:18), 'jig rten pa rang nyid dang bsdums/  reconciling the world to himself (2 Cor. 5:19); 2) between people: khyo dang sdum/  reconciled to [her] husband (1 Cor. 7:11). The distinction between active reconciliation and the state of being reconciled is not always strictly observed, e.g.: dkon mchog dang bsdums pa yin/  we were reconciled to God (Rom. 5:10), dkon mchog dang sdums shig be reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:20).

    Buddhist: rtsod gzhi bsdums nas sngar bzhin 'cham por gyur/  reconciling the cause of disagreement, and becoming compatible as before (KTM).

  2. 'dum byed pa/ 

    Biblical: to reconcile: 'dum byed mkhan rnams bde'o/  blessed are the peacemakers (Mt. 5:9), 'dum byed mkhan rnams kyis drang ba nyid kyi 'bras bu'i sa bon 'dum pa'i sgo nas 'debs so/  peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness (Jas. 3:18).