Parallel Verses

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.

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;

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 concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One).

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.

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,

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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in charity and in all the riches of the fulfilled understanding to know the mystery of the God and Father and of the Christ;

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,

Verse Picture

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 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. 3 In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden.


Cross References

Colossians 4:8

I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are, and so that he may encourage your hearts.

Romans 16:25

Now to Him who has power to strengthen you according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the sacred secret kept silent for long ages,

Ephesians 6:22

I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts.

Colossians 1:27

God wanted to make known to those among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Colossians 3:14

Above all, [put on] love-the perfect bond of unity.

Psalm 133:1

How good and pleasant it is when brothers can live together!

Isaiah 32:17

The result of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever.

Isaiah 40:1

"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.

Isaiah 53:11

He will see [it] out of His anguish, and He will be satisfied with His knowledge. My righteous servant will justify many, and He will carry their iniquities.

Jeremiah 9:24

But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows Me- that I am the Lord, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants.

Matthew 11:27

All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.

Luke 10:21-22

In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and the learned and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure.

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 responded to them, "My Father is still working, and I am working also."

John 5:23

so that all people will honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

John 6:69

We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!"

John 10:30

The Father and I are one."

John 10:38

But if I am doing them and you don't believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father."

John 14:9-11

Jesus said to him, "Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?

John 16:15

Everything the Father has is Mine. This is why I told you that He takes from what is Mine and will declare it to you.

John 17:3

This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent-Jesus Christ.

John 17:21-23

May they all be one, as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You. May they also be one in Us, so the world may believe You sent Me.

Acts 4:32

Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common.

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:12

Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Galatians 3:28

There is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:17-19

[I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

Ephesians 3:9-10

and to shed light for all about the administration of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.

Philippians 2:1

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven't stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 1:15-17

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation;

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we were among you for your benefit,

1 Thessalonians 3:2

And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's co-worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith,

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are lazy, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace,

1 Timothy 3:16

And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Hebrews 6:11

Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope,

Hebrews 10:22

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

2 Peter 1:3

For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

2 Peter 1:10

Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 John 3:19

that is how we will know we are of the truth, and will convince our hearts in His presence,

1 John 4:12-13

No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us and His love is perfected in us.

1 John 5:7

For there are three that testify:

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