Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

New American Standard Bible

For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

King James Version

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Holman Bible

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

A Conservative Version

Because of this we also, from the day that we heard, cease not praying for you and making request that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

American Standard Version

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it , do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Amplified

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [ special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [ in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things -- "

An Understandable Version

So, this is why, since the day we heard about these things, we do not stop praying for you and requesting that you people be filled [by God] with the knowledge of what He wants [for your lives], and with spiritual wisdom and understanding.

Anderson New Testament

For this reason, we also, from the day in which we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to request that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Bible in Basic English

For this reason, we, from the day when we had word of it, keep on in prayer for you, that you may be full of the knowledge of his purpose, with all wisdom and experience of the Spirit,

Common New Testament

For this reason also, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Daniel Mace New Testament

For this cause, ever since we heard of it, we incessantly pray for you, requesting that you may be endued with respect to the knowledge of his will, with all wisdom and spiritual discernment:

Darby Translation

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Godbey New Testament

Therefore we, from the day on which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled with the perfect knowledge of his will in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding,

Goodspeed New Testament

That is why, from the day I first heard of it, I have never given up praying for you and asking God to fill you, through full spiritual wisdom and insight, with a clear knowledge of what his will is,

John Wesley New Testament

For this cause from the day we heard it, we do not cease to pray also for you, and to desire that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Julia Smith Translation

For this also we, from the day which we heard, ceased not praying for you, and asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

King James 2000

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because of this also we, from the day we heard about [it], did not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled [with] the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual insight,

Modern King James verseion

For this cause we also, since the day we heard, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this cause we also, since the day we heard of it have not ceased praying for you, and desiring that ye might be fulfilled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Moffatt New Testament

Hence, from the day we heard of it, we have never ceased to pray for you, asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and insight,

Montgomery New Testament

For this reason from the day I heard of it I have never ceased to pray for you, asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will with every kind of wisdom and spiritual insight;

NET Bible

For this reason we also, from the day we heard about you, have not ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

New Heart English Bible

For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, do not cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Noyes New Testament

On this account we also, from the day we heard of it, cease not to pray for you, and to ask that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Sawyer New Testament

Therefore we also, from the day that we heard, cease not to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, we also, from the day when we heard of you , cease not, in your behalf, praying and asking - that ye may be filled unto the personal knowledge of his will, in all spiritual wisdom and discernment,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this cause we also from the day we heard it have not ceased praying for you, and beseeching God that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And therefore we, from the very day that we heard this, have never ceased praying for you, or asking that you may possess that deeper knowledge of the will of God, which comes through all true spiritual wisdom and insight.

Webster

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Weymouth New Testament

For this reason we also, from the day we first received these tidings, have never ceased to pray for you and to entreat that you may be filled with a clear knowledge of His will accompanied by thorough wisdom and discernment in spiritual things;

Williams New Testament

This is why, ever since I heard of it, I have never ceased praying for you and asking God to fill you, through full wisdom and spiritual insight, with a clear knowledge of His will,

World English Bible

For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don't cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Worrell New Testament

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, cease not praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Worsley New Testament

For this cause we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you, and to request that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding:

Youngs Literal Translation

Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120


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

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the day
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

we heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

it, do
παύω 
Pauo 
Usage: 15

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

παύω 
Pauo 
Usage: 15

to pray
προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

you
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

to desire
αἰτέω 
Aiteo 
Usage: 43

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye might be filled with
πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

the knowledge
ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

of his

Usage: 0

will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

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

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

σοφία 
Sophia 
Usage: 45

πνευματικός 
Pneumatikos 
Usage: 25

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:9

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:9

Images Colossians 1:9

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

8 He has told us about your love in the Spirit. 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of the Messiah inhabit you richly with wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, and singing to God with thankfulness in your hearts.

Colossians 4:5

Behave wisely toward outsiders, making the best use of your time.

2 Thessalonians 1:11

With this in mind, we always pray for you, asking that our God might make you worthy of his calling and that through his power he might help you accomplish every good desire and faithful action.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to everyone generously without a rebuke, and it will be given to him.

1 Samuel 12:23

Now as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. I'll also instruct you in the way that is good and right.

Psalm 119:99

I am more insightful than my teachers, because your decrees are my meditations.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

John 7:17

If anyone wants to do his will, he'll know whether this teaching is from God or whether I'm speaking on my own.

Acts 12:5

So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer to God for him was being offered by the assembly.

Romans 1:8-10

First of all, I thank my God through Jesus the Messiah for all of you, because the news about your faith is being reported throughout the world.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

1 Corinthians 1:5

For by him you have become rich in every way in speech and knowledge of every kind

Ephesians 1:8

that he lavished on us, along with all wisdom and understanding,

Ephesians 1:15-20

Therefore, because I have heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

Ephesians 3:14-19

This is the reason I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah,

Ephesians 5:10

Determine what pleases the Lord,

Ephesians 6:6

Do not do this only while you're being watched in order to please them, but be like slaves of the Messiah, who are determined to obey God's will.

Philippians 1:4

always praying joyfully in every one of my prayers for all of you

Philippians 1:9-11

And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,

Colossians 1:3-4

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, praying always for you,

Colossians 1:6

that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and spreading all over the world, so it has been doing among you from the day you heard it and came to know the grace of God in truth.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

In the presence of our God and Father, we constantly remember how your faith is active, your love is hard at work, and your hope in our Lord Jesus the Messiah is enduring.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Continually be prayerful.

2 Timothy 1:3-4

I constantly thank my God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did when I remember you in my prayers night and day,

2 Timothy 1:3

I constantly thank my God whom I serve with a clear conscience, as my ancestors did when I remember you in my prayers night and day,

Hebrews 10:36

For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will you can receive what he has promised.

Hebrews 13:21

equip you with everything good to do his will, accomplishing in us what pleases him through Jesus, the Messiah. To him be glory forever and ever! Amen.

James 3:17

However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.

1 Peter 2:15

For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.

1 Peter 4:2

so that he can live the rest of his mortal life guided, not by human desires, but by the will of God.

1 John 2:17

And the world and its desires are fading away, but the person who does God's will remains forever.

1 John 5:20

We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true God. We are in union with the one who is true, his Son Jesus the Messiah, who is the true God and eternal life.

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