Colossians 2:1



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face,

King James Version

For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

International Standard Version

For I want you to know how much I struggle for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have never seen me face to face.

A Conservative Version

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have about you, and those at Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh.

American Standard Version

For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Amplified

For I want you to know how great is my solicitude for you [how severe an inward struggle I am engaged in for you] and for those [believers] at Laodicea, and for all who [ like yourselves] have never seen my face and known me personally.

An Understandable Version

I want you to know how much I am struggling for you [Note: This probably refers to the great effort Paul was exerting in prayer, preaching, etc.], and for those at Laodicia [Note: This was a town ten miles west of Colosse], and for all those who have never met me in person.

Anderson New Testament

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Bible in Basic English

For it is my desire to give you news of the great fight I am making for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen my face in the flesh;

Common New Testament

For I want you to know how greatly I strive for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen my face in the flesh,

Daniel Mace New Testament

For I wish you knew how great my concern is for you, and for those of Laodicea, and for such as have never seen me in person:

Darby Translation

For I would have you know what combat I have for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;

Godbey New Testament

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have in behalf of you, and those in Laodicea, and so many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Goodspeed New Testament

For I want you to know what a fight I am putting up for you and for our brothers in Laodicea, and for all who do not know me personally,

Holman Bible

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person.

John Wesley New Testament

For I would have you know, how great a conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

Julia Smith Translation

For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

King James 2000

For I desire that you know what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on behalf of you, and those in Laodicea, and all those who have not seen my face {in person},

Modern King James verseion

For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I would ye knew what fighting I have for your sakes, and for them of Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my person in the flesh,

Moffatt New Testament

Striving? Yes, I want you to understand my deep concern for you and for those at Laodicea, for all who have never seen my face.

Montgomery New Testament

For I would have you know how great a contest I am waging for you and the brethren in Laodicea, and for all who have never seen my face.

NET Bible

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those who have not met me face to face.

New Heart English Bible

For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

New simplified Bible

Let me tell you how hard I worked for you, for the people in Laodicea, and for all others who do not personally know me.

Noyes New Testament

For I would have you know what a great struggle I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Sawyer New Testament

For I wish you to know what a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

The Emphasized Bible

For I desire you to know, how great a contest I am having - in behalf of you, and of those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

FOR I wish you to know how great a struggle I sustain for you, and those at Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Twentieth Century New Testament

I want you to know in how great a struggle I am engaged for you and for Christ's People at Laodicea, and for all who have not yet seen me;

Webster

For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Weymouth New Testament

For I would have you know in how severe a struggle I am engaged on behalf of you and the brethren in Laodicea and of all who have not known me personally,

Williams New Testament

I want you to know what a battle I am fighting for you and for those in Laodicea, yes, for all who have never known me personally,

World English Bible

For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Worrell New Testament

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I am having for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;

Worsley New Testament

For I would have you know what a great conflict I have for you, and for those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen me in person:

Youngs Literal Translation

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
γάρ 
Gar 
for , , not tr
Usage: 825

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you , ye , for your sakes Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 314

εἴδω 
Eido 
know , cannot tell , know how , wist , , see , behold , look , perceive , vr see , vr know
Usage: 519

ἡλίκος 
helikos 
Usage: 2

ἀγών 
Agon 
Usage: 6

I have
ἔχω 
Echo 
have , be , need , , vr have
Usage: 479

περί 
Peri 
of , for , concerning , about , as touching , touching , whereof Trans , not tr ,
Usage: 254

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your , you , ye , yours , not tr. ,
Usage: 371

and



and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0


which , who , the things , the son ,
Usage: 0

at
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Λαοδίκεια 
Laodikeia 
Usage: 4

for as many as
ὅσος 
Hosos 
Usage: 76

ὁράω 
Horao 
see , take heed , behold , perceive , not tr
Usage: 36

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὁράω 
Horao 
see , take heed , behold , perceive , not tr
Usage: 36

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
my , me , mine , I , mine own
Usage: 313

πρόσωπον 
Prosopon 
face , person , presence , countenance , not tr ,
Usage: 70

in
ἐν 
En 
in , by , with , among , at , on , through ,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Colossians 2:1

Context Readings

Christ, The Mystery Of God

1 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself,


Cross References

Colossians 1:29

For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

Philippians 1:30

experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Revelation 1:11

saying, "Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea."

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Genesis 32:24-30

Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

Luke 22:44

And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

Acts 20:25

"And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about preaching the kingdom, will no longer see my face.

Acts 20:38

grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they would not see his face again And they were accompanying him to the ship.

Galatians 4:19

My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you--

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Colossians 2:5

For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.

Colossians 4:15-16

Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.

Hebrews 5:7

In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.

1 Peter 1:8

and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Revelation 3:14-22

"To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:

Genesis 30:8

So Rachel said, "With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed." And she named him Naphtali.



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