Parallel Verses

Anderson New Testament

that their hearts may be comforted, they being firmly united in love in order to gain all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may acknowledge the mystery of God, even the Father, and of Christ,

New American Standard Bible

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

Because they are united in love, I pray that their hearts may be encouraged by all the riches that come from a complete understanding of the full knowledge of the Messiah, who is the mystery of God.

A Conservative Version

So that their hearts may be encouraged, having been united together in love, and for all wealth of the full assurance of understanding, to knowledge of the mystery of the God and Father of the Christ.

American Standard Version

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ,

Amplified

[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ,

An Understandable Version

[I do this] so that their hearts will be encouraged [while] being united in [mutual] love, [and] so that they will have the wealth of a fully assured understanding, in order to fully know about God's hidden secret, [which is] Christ.

Bible in Basic English

So that their hearts may be comforted, and that being joined together in love, they may come to the full wealth of the certain knowledge of the secret of God, even Christ,

Common New Testament

that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ himself,

Daniel Mace New Testament

that their hearts might be comforted, and that being firmly united in love, they might possess the highest and fullest persuasion of the truth of this doctrine, by entring into this mystery, even of God the father, and of Christ,

Darby Translation

to the end that their hearts may be encouraged, being united together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the full knowledge of the mystery of God;

Godbey New Testament

in order that their hearts may be comforted, being knitted together in divine love, and in all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, unto the perfect knowledge of the mystery of God, of Christ,

Goodspeed New Testament

that your hearts may be cheered. I want you to be united by love, and to have all the benefit of assured knowledge in coming to know Christ??3 that divine mystery in which all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found.

John Wesley New Testament

That their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, even unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, unto the acknowledgment of the mystery of God,

Julia Smith Translation

That their hearts might be comforted, being joined together in love, and to all the riches of the complete certainty of the understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and the Father, and of Christ;

King James 2000

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;

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that their hearts may be encouraged, united in love and into all the wealth of the full assurance of insight into the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ,

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that their hearts might be comforted and knit together in love, and in all riches of full understanding, for to know the mystery of God the father and of Christ:

Moffatt New Testament

May their hearts be encouraged! May they learn the meaning of love! May they have all the wealth of conviction that comes from insight! May they learn to know that open secret of God, the Father of Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

May their hearts be comforted! May they be knit together in love! May they gain in all its riches the full assurance of their understanding! May they come to a perfect knowledge of the secret truth of God, which is Christ himself.

NET Bible

My goal is that their hearts, having been knit together in love, may be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

New Heart English Bible

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

Noyes New Testament

that their hearts may be encouraged, they being knit together in love, and that they may attain to all the riches of a full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the mystery of God;

Sawyer New Testament

that your hearts may be comforted, being united in love and [raised] to all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God,

The Emphasized Bible

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:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that their hearts may be comforted, firmly united together in love, and unto all riches of full assurance of understanding, in the knowledge of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Twentieth Century New Testament

In the hope that they, being bound to one another by love, and keeping in view the full blessedness of a firm conviction, may be encouraged to strive for a perfect knowledge of God's hidden Truth,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

that their hearts may be encouraged, by having been knit together in love and by having atoned to the full assurance of understanding, so that they may finally reach the fullest knowledge of the open secret, Christ Himself,

World English Bible

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

Worrell New Testament

that their hearts may he comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, unto the full knowledge of the mystery of God, even Christ,

Worsley New Testament

that their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all the riches of a full assurance of understanding in these things, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of our God and Father, and of Christ:

Youngs Literal Translation

that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472


Usage: 0

καρδία 
Kardia 
Usage: 116

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

συμβιβάζω 
Sumbibazo 
Usage: 6

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

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

and





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

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

πλοῦτος 
Ploutos 
Usage: 19

of the full assurance
πληροφορία 
Plerophoria 
Usage: 4

σύνεσις 
sunesis 
Usage: 7

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

of the mystery
μυστήριον 
Musterion 
Usage: 23

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

of the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:2

References

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Images Colossians 2:2

Context Readings

Christ, The Mystery Of God

1 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; 2 that their hearts may be comforted, they being firmly united in love in order to gain all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may acknowledge the mystery of God, even the Father, and of Christ, 3 in whom are stored up all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.


Cross References

Colossians 4:8

I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your condition, and comfort your hearts;

Romans 16:25

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel, even the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was concealed during the times of the ages,

Ephesians 6:22

him I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Colossians 1:27

to whom God would make known what is the glorious riches of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Colossians 3:14

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus answered and said: I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.

Matthew 11:27

All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son, but the Father; nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Luke 10:21-22

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said: I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.

John 1:1-3

IN the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD. was with God, and the WORD was God.

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them: My Father works till now, and I also work.

John 5:23

that all may honor the Son, as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son, honors not the Father who sent him.

John 6:69

and we believe, and know that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.

John 10:30

I and my Father are one.

John 10:38

but if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

John 14:9-11

Jesus said to him: Have I been so long with you, and have you not known me, Philip? He that has seen me, has seen the Father; and how say you, Show us the Father?

John 16:15

All things that the Father has are mine; for this reason I said, that he will take of mine, and show it to you.

John 17:3

And this is life eternal, to know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent.

John 17:21-23

that they all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Acts 4:32

And the multitude of believers were of one heart and of one soul; and no one said that any part of his possessions was his own; but they had all things in common.

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in the hope, by the power of the Holy Spirit. PAET IV. Conclusion.

1 Corinthians 2:12

And we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, that we may know the things that are freely given to us by God:

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

who con soles us in all our afflictions, so that we are able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bondman nor free man, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:17-19

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the acknowledgment of him,

Ephesians 3:9-10

and enlighten all men with respect to the plan of the mystery, which was concealed from the ages in God, who created all things;

Philippians 2:1

If, therefore, there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort arising from love, if any participation of the Spirit, if any affections and mercies,

Philippians 3:8

Yes, verily, I also count all things to be loss, for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them to be refuse, that I may gain Christ,

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, we also, from the day in which we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to request that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 1:15-17

who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature;

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in full assurance, as you know what sort of persons we were among you for your sakes.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

and we sent Timothy our brother and minister of God in the gospel of the Christ, in order that he might strengthen and comfort you with respect to your faith,

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the faint-hearted, earnestly care for the weak-minded, be of a long-suffering disposition toward all.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us, and given us eternal consolation and good hope through grace,

1 Timothy 3:16

And confessedly great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in flesh, justified in spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory.

Hebrews 6:11

But we desire every one of you to show the same diligence, in order to have your hope fully assured to the end:

Hebrews 10:22

let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having; our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water;

2 Peter 1:3

As his divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the acknowledgment of him who has called us by his glorious power,

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore, brethren, give the greater diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you will never fall.

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 to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 John 3:19

And by this we know that we are of the truth; and we shall have our hearts at rest before him:

1 John 4:12-13

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 5:7

For there are three that testify, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood;

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