Parallel Verses

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.

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,

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;

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
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 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. 2 I want their hearts to be encouraged and joined together in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery—Christ.


Cross References

Colossians 1:29

I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.

Philippians 1:30

having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I have.

Revelation 1:11

saying, “Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.”

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.

Genesis 32:24-30

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

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb he grasped his brother’s heel,
and as an adult he wrestled with God.

Luke 22:44

Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]

Acts 20:25

“And now I know that none of you will ever see my face again—everyone I went about preaching the kingdom to.

Acts 20:38

grieving most of all over his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they escorted him to the ship.

Galatians 4:19

My children, I am again suffering labor pains for you until Christ is formed in you.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for His body, that is, the church.

Colossians 2:5

For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.

Colossians 4:15-16

Give my greetings to the brothers in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her home.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

On the contrary, after we had previously suffered, and we were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.

Hebrews 5:7

During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.

1 Peter 1:8

You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy,

Revelation 3:14-22

“Write to the angel of the church in Laodicea:“The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originatorof God’s creation says:

Genesis 30:8

Rachel said, “In my wrestlings with God, I have wrestled with my sister and won,” and she named him Naphtali.

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