Parallel Verses

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;

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;

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.

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 a struggle I have for you and for those [believers] at Laodicea, and for all who [like yourselves] have never seen me face to face.

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,

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:

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;

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,

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
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

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

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

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

εἴδω 
Eido 
Usage: 519

ἡλίκος 
helikos 
Usage: 2

G73
ἀγών 
Agon 
Usage: 6

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

for
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

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


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 
Usage: 70

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

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Colossians 2:1

Images Colossians 2:1

Context Readings

Christ, The Mystery Of God

1 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; 2 In order that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, even unto all the riches of the full assurance of their understanding, unto a personal knowledge of the sacred secret of God, - Christ:


Cross References

Colossians 1:29

Unto which I am even toiling, contending according to his energy which is energising itself in me with power.

Philippians 1:30

Having, the same contest, which ye have seen in me, and now hear to be in me.

Revelation 1:11

saying - What thou seest, write in a scroll, and send unto the Seven Assemblies, - unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamum, - and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, - and unto Laodicea.

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras who is from among you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, - at all times, contending in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may be caused to stand complete and fully assured in everything willed by God;

Genesis 32:24-30

And Jacob was left alone, - and there wrestled a man with him, until the uprisings of the dawn.

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb, took he his brother by the heel; and, in his manly vigour, strove he with God:

Hosea 12:3

In the womb, took he his brother by the heel; and, in his manly vigour, strove he with God:

Acts 20:25

And, now, lo! I, know that, no more, shall ye see my face, - ye all, among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom.

Acts 20:38

being most distressed for the word which he had said, - That, no more, should they, his face, behold. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Galatians 4:19

My dear children! for whom I, again, am in birth-pains, until Christ be formed within you; -

Colossians 1:24

Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,

Colossians 2:5

For, though, indeed, in the flesh, I am absent, yet, in the spirit, with you, I am - rejoicing, and beholding your order and the solid firmness of your Christ-ward faith.

Colossians 4:15-16

Salute ye the brethren, in Laodicea, also Nymphas, and the assembly, which meeteth at her house.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

But, though we had previously suffered, and been insulted, even as ye know, in Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the glad-message of God with much conflict.

Hebrews 5:7

Who, in the days of his flesh, having offered up, both supplications and entreaties unto him that was able to save him out of death, with mighty outcries and tears, and been hearkened to by reason of his devoutness,

1 Peter 1:8

Whom, not having seen, ye love, on whom, though at present not looking, but believing, ye exult with joy unspeakable and filled with glory,

Revelation 3:14-22

And, unto the messenger of the assembly, in Laodicea, write: - These things, saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness the beginning of the creation of God:

Genesis 30:8

Then said Rachel With wrestlings of God, have I wrestled with my sister Yea I have prevailed. So she called his name, Naphtali.

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