Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For if indeed in the flesh I am absent, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

New American Standard Bible

For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.

King James Version

For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Holman Bible

For I may be absent in body, but I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how well ordered you are and the strength of your faith in Christ.

International Standard Version

For although I am physically absent, I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see how stable you are and how firm your faith in the Messiah is.

A Conservative Version

For even though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your orderliness, and the steadfastness of your faith for Christ.

American Standard Version

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Amplified

For though I am away from you in body, yet I am with you in spirit, delighted at the sight of your [standing shoulder to shoulder in such] orderly array and the firmness and the solid front and steadfastness of your faith in Christ [that leaning of the entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].

An Understandable Version

For even though I am absent [from you] in body, still I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing and observing [i.e., with my mind's eye] your orderly behavior and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

Anderson New Testament

For, though I am absent in flesh, yet I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to behold your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

Bible in Basic English

For though I am not present in the flesh, still I am with you in the spirit, seeing with joy your order, and your unchanging faith in Christ.

Common New Testament

For even though I am absent in flesh, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for tho' I am absent in person, yet I am present with you in my mind, and am glad to perceive the regularily of your affairs, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Godbey New Testament

For if I am absent in the flesh, but I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the establishment of your faith toward Christ.

Goodspeed New Testament

For though I am absent from you in person I am with you in spirit, and I am glad to observe your harmony and the solidity of your faith in Christ.

John Wesley New Testament

For though I am absent from you in the flesh, yet I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to behold your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Julia Smith Translation

For if also I am away in the flesh but in the Spirit am I with you, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

King James 2000

For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, rejoicing and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for even if I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Modern King James verseion

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, rejoicing and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I present with you in the spirit, joying and beholding the order that ye keep, and your steadfast faith in Christ.

Moffatt New Testament

for although I am absent in body I am with you in spirit, and it is a joy to note your steadiness and the solid front of your faith in Christ.

Montgomery New Testament

For though I am absent from you in body, I am with you in spirit, happy to note your discipline and the solid front of your faith in Christ.

NET Bible

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

New Heart English Bible

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Noyes New Testament

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet in the spirit I am with you, rejoicing and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Sawyer New Testament

For if I am absent in the flesh, still I am present in spirit with you, rejoicing and beholding your order and the strength of your faith in Christ.

The Emphasized Bible

For, though, indeed, in the flesh, I am absent, yet, in the spirit, with you, I am - rejoicing, and beholding your order and the solid firmness of your Christ-ward faith.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For though I am absent from you in person, yet I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing and beholding your regular order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is true that I am not with you in person, but I am with you in spirit, and am glad to see the good order and the unbroken front resulting from your faith in Christ.

Webster

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Weymouth New Testament

For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ.

Williams New Testament

For though I am far away in person, still I am with you in spirit, and I am glad to note your fine order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

World English Bible

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Worrell New Testament

for even if I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the Spirit, rejoicing, and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Worsley New Testament

For though I be absent in body, yet am I with you in spirit, rejoicing and beholding your regularity, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Youngs Literal Translation

for if even in the flesh I am absent -- yet in the spirit I am with you, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in regard to Christ;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

I be absent
ἄπειμι 
Apeimi 
Usage: 7

in the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

yet
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

am I
εἰμί 
Eimi 
I am , am, it is I , be, I was , have been, not tr
Usage: 72

with
σύν 
sun 
Usage: 120

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

in the spirit
πνεῦμα 
Pneuma 
Usage: 334

χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

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

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

τάξις 
Taxis 
Usage: 10

στερέωμα 
Stereoma 
Usage: 1

of your
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

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

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 2:5

Devotionals containing Colossians 2:5

Images Colossians 2:5

Prayers for Colossians 2:5

Context Readings

Christ Versus The Colossian Heresy

4 And I say this to the end that no one may delude you by persuasive speech. 5 For if indeed in the flesh I am absent, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ. 6 As therefore ye have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in him,



Cross References

1 Peter 5:9

Whom resist, stedfast in faith, knowing that the selfsame sufferings are accomplished in your brotherhood which is in the world.

1 Corinthians 14:40

But let all things be done comelily and with order.

1 Thessalonians 2:17

But we, brethren, having been bereaved of you and separated for a little moment in person, not in heart, have used more abundant diligence to see your face with much desire;

2 Chronicles 29:35

And also the burnt-offerings were in abundance, with the fat of the peace-offerings, and with the drink-offerings for the burnt-offering. And the service of the house of Jehovah was set in order.

Psalm 78:8

And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that prepared not their heart, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.

Psalm 78:37

For their heart was not firm toward him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.

1 Corinthians 5:3-4

For I, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged as present,

1 Corinthians 15:58

So then, my beloved brethren, be firm, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.

1 Thessalonians 3:8

because now we live if ye stand firm in the Lord.

Hebrews 3:14

For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;

Hebrews 6:19

which we have as anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil,

2 Peter 3:17-18

Ye therefore, beloved, knowing these things before, take care lest, being led away along with the error of the wicked, ye should fall from your own stedfastness:

Ruth 1:18

And when she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, she left off speaking to her.

Acts 2:42

And they persevered in the teaching and fellowship of the apostles, in breaking of bread and prayers.

1 Corinthians 11:34

If any one be hungry, let him eat at home, that ye may not come together for judgment. But the other things, whenever I come, I will set in order.

Colossians 2:1

For I would have you know what combat I have for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;

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