Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And not holding the Head, from whom all the body by joints and ligaments having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

New American Standard Bible

and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

King James Version

And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Holman Bible

He doesn’t hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and tendons, develops with growth from God.

International Standard Version

He does not hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, which is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God enables it.

A Conservative Version

and not holding to the head, from whom all the body, being supplied and held together through the connections and bonds, develops its growth from God.

American Standard Version

and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

Amplified

And not holding fast to the Head, from Whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by means of its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

An Understandable Version

He is not holding on [firmly] to the head [i.e., Christ, the head of the church], from whom the entire body, being nourished and supported by its ligaments and joints, is caused to grow in size by God.

Anderson New Testament

and not holding the head, from which the whole body gathering vigor, and firmly united by joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

Bible in Basic English

And not joined to the Head, from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth with the increase of God.

Common New Testament

and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not adhering to the head, from which all the parts of the body derive its nutrition, and being firmly united together by its joints and ligaments, receives a divine increase.

Darby Translation

and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

Godbey New Testament

and not holding the Head, from which the entire body, by joints and ligaments being supplied and knitted together, increases the increase of God.

Goodspeed New Testament

Such people lose their connection with the head, from which the whole body through its ligaments and sinews must be governed and united if it is to grow in the divine way.

John Wesley New Testament

And not holding the head, from which all the body being nourished and knit together, by the joints and ligaments, increaseth with the increase of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, fed and united by its joints and bonds, grows in the increase of God.

Julia Smith Translation

And not having power over the Head, from whom all the body, by all the senses of touch and connections furnished and joined together, increases with the increase of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by the ligaments and sinews, grows with the growth of God.

Modern King James verseion

and not holding the Head, from whom all the body, having been supplied through the joints and bands, and having been joined together, will grow with the growth of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and holdeth not the head: whereof all the body by joints and couples receiveth nourishment, and is knit together, and increaseth with the increasing that cometh of God.

Moffatt New Testament

instead of keeping in touch with that Head under whom the entire Body, supplied with joints and sinews and thus compacted, grows with growth divine.

Montgomery New Testament

instead of keeping connection with the Head from the whole body draws nourishment for all its needs by the joints which bind it; and is knit together, and grows with a divine growth.

NET Bible

He has not held fast to the head from whom the whole body, supported and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.

New Heart English Bible

and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.

Noyes New Testament

and not holding fast the Head, from which the whole body, supported and compacted by means of the joints and ligaments, groweth with an increase wrought by God.

Sawyer New Testament

and not holding the head, from which all the body being supplied and compacted by means of joints and tendons grows with an increase of God.

The Emphasized Bible

And not holding fast the head: from which, all the body, through means of its joints and uniting bands, receiving supply, and connecting itself together, groweth with the growth of God.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and not firmly attached to the head, from which the whole body, by joints and ligaments, harmoniously adjusted and closely compacted, increaseth with increase from God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He fails to maintain union with the Head, to whom it is due that the whole body, nourished and knit together by the contact and Keynesian of every part, grows with a divine growth.

Webster

And not holding the head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Weymouth New Testament

Such a one does not keep his hold upon Christ, the Head, from whom the Body, in all its parts nourished and strengthened by its points of contact and its connections, grows with a divine growth.

Williams New Testament

Such a person is not continuing in connection with the Head, from which the whole body, when supplied and united through its joints and sinews, grows with a growth that God produces.

World English Bible

and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.

Worrell New Testament

and not holding fast the Head from Whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

Worsley New Testament

and not adhering to the head, from which all the body, being supplied and held together as by joints and bands, increaseth with the increase of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

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

κρατέω 
Krateo 
Usage: 33

the Head
κεφαλή 
Kephale 
Usage: 63

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

the body
σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

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

ἁφή 
Haphe 
Usage: 2

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

σύνδεσμος 
sundesmos 
Usage: 4

ἐπιχορηγέω 
Epichoregeo 
Usage: 5

συμβιβάζω 
Sumbibazo 
Usage: 6

increaseth with
αὐξάνω 
Auxano 
Usage: 17

the increase
αὔξησις 
Auxesis 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:19

Images Colossians 2:19

Prayers for Colossians 2:19

Context Readings

Beware Of Requirements Invented By Humans

18 Let no man deceive you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshiping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, 19 And not holding the Head, from whom all the body by joints and ligaments having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God. 20 Therefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,



Cross References

Ephesians 4:15-16

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, who is the head, even Christ:

Job 19:9-12

He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.

Psalm 139:15-16

My frame was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

John 15:4-6

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.

John 17:21

That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that you have sent me.

Acts 4:32

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Romans 12:4-5

For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:

1 Corinthians 1:10

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 3:6

I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

Galatians 1:6-9

I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Galatians 5:2-4

Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.

Ephesians 1:22

And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 4:3

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 5:29

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:

Philippians 1:27

Only let your manner of life be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Philippians 2:2-5

Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Colossians 1:10

That you might walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Colossians 1:18

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Colossians 2:6-9

As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him:

1 Thessalonians 3:12

And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:10

And indeed you do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more;

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all toward each other abounds;

1 Timothy 2:4-6

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, be all of one mind, having compassion one with another, love as brethren, be tender hearted, be courteous:

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

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