Parallel Verses

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.

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 [of the body, Jesus Christ], from whom the entire body, supplied and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows with the growth [that can come only] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 one defraud you of your prize, priding himself on his humility and on his worship of the angels, and taking his stand on the visions he has seen, and idly puffed up with his unspiritual thoughts. 19 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. 20 If you have died with Christ and have escaped from the world's rudimentary notions, why, as though your life still belonged to the world, do you submit to such precepts as



Cross References

Ephesians 4:15-16

But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

Ephesians 4:15-12

But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

Ephesians 4:15-16

But we shall lovingly hold to the truth, and shall in all respects grow up into union with Him who is our Head, even Christ.

John 15:4-6

Continue in me, and let me continue in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself--that is, if it does not continue in the vine--so neither can you if you do not continue in me.

John 17:21

that they may all be one, even as Thou art in me, O Father, and I am in Thee; that they also may be in us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send me.

Acts 4:32

Among all those who had embraced the faith there was but one heart and soul, so that none of them claimed any of his possessions as his own, but everything they had was common property;

Romans 11:17

And if some of the branches have been pruned away, and you, although you were but a wild olive, have been grafted in among them and have become a sharer with others in the rich sap of the root of the olive tree,

Romans 12:4-5

For just as there are in the one human body many parts, and these parts have not all the same function;

1 Corinthians 1:10

Now I entreat you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate a spirit of harmony--all of you--and that there be no divisions among you, but rather a perfect union through your having one mind and one judgement.

1 Corinthians 3:6

I planted and Apollos watered; but it was God who was, all the time, giving the increase.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

The cup of blessing, which we bless, does it not mean a joint-participation in the blood of Christ? The loaf of bread which we break, does it not mean a joint-participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 12:12-27

For just as the human body is one and yet has many parts, and all its parts, many as they are, constitute but one body, so it is with the Church of Christ.

Galatians 1:6-9

I marvel that you are so readily leaving Him who called you by the grace of Christ, and are adhering to a different Good News.

Galatians 5:2-4

Remember that it is I Paul who tell you that if you receive circumcision Christ will avail you nothing.

Ephesians 1:22

God has put all things under His feet, and has appointed Him universal and supreme Head of the Church, which is His Body,

Ephesians 4:3

in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit.

Ephesians 5:29

For never yet has a man hated his own body. On the contrary he feeds and cherishes it, just as Christ feeds and cherishes the Church;

Philippians 1:27

Only let the lives you live be worthy of the Good News of the Christ, in order that, whether I come and see you or, being absent, only hear of you, I may know that you are standing fast in one spirit and with one mind, fighting shoulder to shoulder for the faith of the Good News.

Philippians 2:2-5

united by mutual love, with harmony of feeling giving your minds to one and the same object.

Colossians 1:10

so that your lives may be worthy of the Lord and perfectly pleasing to Him, while you exhibit the results of right action of every sort and grow into a fuller knowledge of God.

Colossians 1:18

Moreover He is the Head of His Body, the Church. He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, in order that He Himself may in all things occupy the foremost place.

Colossians 2:2

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.

Colossians 2:6-9

As therefore you have received the Christ, even Jesus our Lord, live and act in vital union with Him;

1 Thessalonians 3:12

and as for you, may the Lord teach you to love one another and all men, with a growing and a glowing love, resembling our love for you.

1 Thessalonians 4:10

and indeed you do love all the brethren throughout Macedonia. And we exhort you to do so more and more,

2 Thessalonians 1:3

Unceasing thanks are due from us to God on your behalf, brethren. They are appropriate because your faith is growing greatly, and the love of every one of you for all the others goes on increasing.

1 Timothy 2:4-6

who is willing for all mankind to be saved and come to a full knowledge of the truth.

1 Peter 3:8

In conclusion, all of you should be of one mind, quick to sympathize, kind to the brethren, tenderhearted, lowly-minded,

2 Peter 3:18

But be always growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be all glory, both now and to the day of Eternity!

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