Parallel Verses

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.

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 even though I am absent [from you] in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, delighted to see your good discipline [as you stand shoulder to shoulder and form a solid front] and to see the stability of your faith in Christ [your steadfast reliance on Him and your unwavering 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.

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.

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.

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;

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 this I say, lest any mislead you with persuasive arguments. 5 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. 6 Therefore as ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him:



Cross References

1 Peter 5:9

Whom resist firm in the faith, knowing that the same of sufferings are completed by your brotherhood in the world.

1 Corinthians 14:40

Let all things be becomingly and according to order.

1 Thessalonians 2:17

And we, brethren, having been separated from you for a due measure of time, in face, not in heart, we were the more excessively zealous to see your face with much eager desire.

2 Chronicles 29:35

And also the burnt-offering for multitude, with the fat of the peace offerings, and with the libations for the burnt-offering. And the service of the house of Jehovah will be prepared.

Psalm 78:8

And they shall not be as their fathers, a generation turning away and bitter, a generation it prepared not its heart, and its spirit was not firm with God.

Psalm 78:37

And their heart was not right with him, and they were not firm in his covenant

1 Corinthians 5:3-4

For I truly, as being at a distance in body, and being present in spirit, have already, as being present, judged him having so worked this.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be stable, unmoved, abounding in the work of the Lord always, knowing that our fatigue is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch ye, stand in the faith, be manly, be strengthened..

1 Thessalonians 3:8

For now we live, if ye stand in the Lord.

Hebrews 3:14

For we have been partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our foundation firm to the end;

Hebrews 6:19

Which we have as an anchor of the soul, unshaken and firm, and entering into that further within the veil.;

2 Peter 3:17-18

You therefore, dearly beloved, knowing beforehand, watch, lest, led away by the error of the lawless, ye fall from your own stability.

Ruth 1:18

And she will see that she strengthening herself to go with her, and she will cease to speak to her.

Acts 2:42

And they were persevering in the teaching of the sent, and in mutual participation, and breaking of bread, and prayers.

1 Corinthians 11:34

And if any hunger, let him eat in the house; lest ye come together for judgment. And the rest when I come I will regulate.

Colossians 2:1

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;

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