Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 much I struggle for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have never seen me face to face. 2 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. 3 In him are stored all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


Cross References

Colossians 4:8

I am sending him to you for this very reason, so that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.

Romans 16:25

Now to the one who is able to strengthen you with my gospel and the message that I preach about Jesus, the Messiah, by revealing the secret that was kept hidden from long ago

Ephesians 6:22

I am sending him to you for this very reason, so that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.

Colossians 1:27

to whom God wanted to make known the glorious riches of this secret among the gentiles which is the Messiah in you, our glorious hope.

Colossians 3:14

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

Psalm 133:1

Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Isaiah 32:17

The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.

Isaiah 40:1

"Comfort! Yes, comfort my people," says your God.

Isaiah 53:11

Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light and find satisfaction. And through his knowledge his servant, the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.

Jeremiah 9:24

Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.

Matthew 11:25

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

Matthew 11:27

All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

Luke 10:21-22

At that moment, the Holy Spirit made Jesus extremely joyful, so Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you.

John 1:1-3

In the beginning, the Word existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 5:17

But Jesus answered them, "My Father has been working until now, and I, too, am working."

John 5:23

so that everyone may honor the Son as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

John 6:69

Besides, we have believed and remain convinced that you are the Holy One of God."

John 10:30

I and the Father are one."

John 10:38

But if I'm doing them, even though you don't believe me, believe the actions, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

John 14:9-11

"Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?" Jesus asked him. "The person who has seen me has seen the Father. So how can you say, "Show us the Father'?

John 16:15

All that the Father has is mine. That is why I said, "He will take what is mine and declare it to you.'

John 17:3

And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent Jesus the Messiah.

John 17:21-23

so that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.

Acts 4:32

Now all the believers were one in heart and soul, and nobody called any of his possessions his own. Instead, they shared everything they owned.

Romans 15:13

Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, 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 comes from God, so that we can understand the things that were freely given to us by God.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

who comforts us in all our suffering, so that we may be able to comfort others in all their suffering, as we ourselves are being comforted by God.

Galatians 3:28

Because all of you are one in the Messiah Jesus, a person is no longer a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a male or a female.

Ephesians 1:17-19

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, the most glorious Father, would give you a wise spirit, along with revelation that comes through knowing the Messiah fully.

Ephesians 3:9-10

and help everyone see how this secret that has been at work was hidden for ages by God, who created all things.

Philippians 2:1

Therefore, if there is any encouragement in the Messiah, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship in the Spirit, if there is any compassion and sympathy,

Philippians 3:8

What is more, I continue to consider all these things to be a loss for the sake of what is far more valuable, knowing the Messiah Jesus, my Lord. It is because of him that I have experienced the loss of all those things. Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah

Colossians 1:9

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God's will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Colossians 1:15-17

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

1 Thessalonians 1:5

for the gospel we brought did not come to you in words only, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. Indeed, you know what kind of people we proved to be while we were with you, acting on your behalf.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

and send Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in the gospel of the Messiah, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 5:14

We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

May our Lord Jesus, the Messiah himself, and may God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,

1 Timothy 3:16

By common confession, the secret of our godly worship is great: In flesh was he revealed to sight, kept righteous by the Spirit's might, adored by angels singing. To nations was he manifest, believing souls found peace and rest, our Lord in heaven reigning!

Hebrews 6:11

But we want each of you to continue to be diligent to the very end, in order to give full assurance to your hope.

Hebrews 10:22

let us continue to come near with sincere hearts in the full assurance that faith provides, because our hearts have been sprinkled clean from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through the full knowledge of the one who called us by his own glory and excellence.

2 Peter 1:10

So then, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election certain, for if you keep on doing this you will never fail.

2 Peter 3:18

Instead, continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus, the Messiah. Glory belongs to him both now and on that eternal day! Amen.

1 John 3:19

This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and how we will be able to keep ourselves strong in his presence.

1 John 4:12-13

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

1 John 5:7

For there are three witnesses in heaven the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one.

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