Parallel Verses

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,

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,

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;

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 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, 2 in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.


Cross References

Colossians 1:29

To this end, like an earnest wrestler, I exert all my strength in reliance upon the power of Him who is mightily at work within me.

Philippians 1:30

maintaining, as you do, the same kind of conflict that you once saw in me and which you still hear that I am engaged in.

Revelation 1:11

It said, "Write forthwith in a roll an account of what you see, and send it to the seven Churches--to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyateira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."

Colossians 4:12-13

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

Colossians 4:12-30

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

Colossians 4:12-4

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

Luke 22:44

while He--an agony of distress having come upon Him--prayed all the more with intense earnestness, and His sweat became like clots of blood dropping on the ground.

Acts 20:25

"And now, I know that none of you among whom I have gone in and out proclaiming the coming of the Kingdom will any longer see my face.

Acts 20:38

grieved above all things at his having told them that after that day they were no longer to see his face. And they went with him to the ship.

Galatians 4:19

you for whom I am again, as it were, undergoing the pains of childbirth, until Christ is fully formed within you.

Colossians 1:24

Now I can find joy amid my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my own person whatever is lacking in Christ's afflictions on behalf of His Body, the Church.

Colossians 2:5

For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ.

Colossians 4:15-16

Christian greetings to the brethren at Laodicea, especially to Nymphas, and to the Church that meets at their house.

1 Thessalonians 2:2

But, as you will remember, after we had already met with suffering and outrage at Philippi, we summoned up boldness, by the help of our God, to tell you God's Good News amid much opposition.

Hebrews 5:7

For Jesus during his earthly life offered up prayers and entreaties, crying aloud and weeping as He pleaded with Him who was able to bring Him in safety out of death, and He was delivered from the terror from which He shrank.

1 Peter 1:8

Him you love, though your eyes have never looked on Him. In Him, though at present you cannot see Him, you nevertheless trust, and triumph with a joy which is unspeakable and is crowned with glory,

Revelation 3:14-22

"And to the minister of the Church at Laodicea write as follows: "'This is what the Amen says--the true and faithful witness, the Beginning and Lord of God's Creation.

Revelation 3:14

"And to the minister of the Church at Laodicea write as follows: "'This is what the Amen says--the true and faithful witness, the Beginning and Lord of God's Creation.

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