Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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,

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

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Watsons

Images Colossians 2:2

Context Readings

Christ, The Mystery Of God

1 For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 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; 3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


Cross References

Colossians 4:8

Whom I sent to you for this same, that he might know the things concerning you, and comfort your hearts;

Romans 16:25

And to him being able to support you according to my good news, and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept silent from eternal times,

Ephesians 6:22

Whom I sent to you for this same, that ye might know the things concerning us, and he might comfort your hearts.

Colossians 1:27

To whom God would make known what the riches of the glory of this mystery in the nations; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 3:14

And over all these, love, which is the bond of completion.

Psalm 133:1

Song of ascensions to David. Behold, how good and how pleasant the dwelling of brethren even together.

Isaiah 32:17

And the work of justice was peace, and the service of justice, rest and confidence, even to forever.

Isaiah 40:1

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, will your God say

Isaiah 53:11

And be shall see of the labor of his soul, he shall be satisfied: by his knowledge my just servant shall justify for many; and he shall bear their iniquities..

Jeremiah 9:24

But he boasting shall boast in this, to understand and know me, that I am Jehovah, doing mercy, judgment and justice in the earth: for in these I delighted, says Jehovah.

Matthew 11:25

In that time Jesus having answered, said, I acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for thou hast hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to children.

Matthew 11:27

All things were delivered to me by my Father; and none knows the Son, except the Father; nor knows any one the Father, except the Son, and to whom the Son will reveal

Luke 10:21-22

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I will acknowledge to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and intelligent, and hast revealed them to babes: yes Father, for so was it benevolence before thee.

John 1:1-3

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

John 5:17

And Jesus answered, My Father works till now, and I work.

John 5:23

That all should honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He honouring not the Son, honours not the Father having sent him.

John 6:69

And we have believed, and known, that thou art Christ, Son of the living God.

John 10:30

I and my Father are one.

John 10:38

And if I do, though ye believe me not, believe the works: that ye might know, and believe, that the Father in me, and I in him.

John 14:9-11

Jesus says, to him, So long time am I with you, and hast thou not known me, Philip? he having seen me has seen the Father; and how sayest thou, Show us the Father?,

John 16:15

All things which the Father has are mine: therefore said I, he shall take of mine, and announce to you.

John 17:3

And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God, and whom thou hast sent, Jesus Christ.

John 17:21-23

That all might be one; as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee, that they also be one in us; that the world might believe that thou sentest me.

Acts 4:32

And the heart and soul of the multitude of them believing were one: and not one said any of the things being to him to be his own; but all were common to them.

Romans 15:13

And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, for you to abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:12

And we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God; that we might know things bestowed upon us as a gift by God.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

Who comforting us upon all our pressure, that we may be able to comfort them in every pressure, by the comfort by which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither servant nor free, there is neither male and female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:17-19

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, might give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in his knowledge:

Ephesians 3:9-10

And to enlighten all what the distribution of the mystery, concealed from times immemorial in God, having created all things by Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:1

If therefore any consolation in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any mutual participation of the Spirit, if any compassions and mercies,

Philippians 3:8

But surely, I also think all things to be loss for the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have been made to lose all things, and I think to be offscourings, that I shall gain Christ,

Colossians 1:9

For this also we, from the day which we heard, ceased not praying for you, and asking that ye might 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 firstborn of all creation:

1 Thessalonians 1:5

For our good news was not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much complete certainty; as we know what we were among you for your sake.

1 Thessalonians 3:2

And sent Timothy, our brother, and servant of God, and our coworker in the good news of Christ, in order to make you firm, and comfort you for your faith

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And we beseech you, brethren, remind the disorderly, encourage the timid, sustain the weak, and be slow to anger to all.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

And our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, also our Father, having loved us, and given us eternal consolation and good hope in grace,

1 Timothy 3:16

And manifestly great is the mystery of devotion: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed in the nations, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory.

Hebrews 6:11

And we desire each of you to show the same earnestness to the complete certainty of hope to the end:

Hebrews 10:22

Let us approach with a true heart in complete certainty of faith, having our hearts besprinkled from an evil consciousness, and having our bodies washed with pure water.

2 Peter 1:3

As his divine power having bestowed upon us all things which for life and devotion, by the knowledge of him having called us by glory and fitness:

2 Peter 1:10

Wherefore rather, brethren, be earnest to have your calling and selection made firm: for doing these, ye should not once stumble:

2 Peter 3:18

And grow ye in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him the glory now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1 John 3:19

And in this we know that we are of the truth, and we will yield our hearts before him.

1 John 4:12-13

None has ever seen God. If we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is completed in us.

1 John 5:7

For three are testifying (in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit: and these three are one.

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