Colossians 2:19
Good News Translation
and have stopped holding on to Christ, who is the head of the body. Under Christ's control the whole body is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God wants it to grow.

Contemporary English Version
They are no longer part of Christ, who is the head of the whole body. Christ gives the body its strength, and he uses its joints and muscles to hold it together, as it grows by the power of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into the increase of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into the increase of God.

not.

Colossians 2:6-9 As therefore you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, walk ye in him: . . .

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he may hold the primacy:

Galatians 1:6-9 I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. . . .

Galatians 5:2-4 Behold, I Paul tell you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. . . .

1 Timothy 2:4-6 Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. . . .

all.

Ephesians 4:15,16 But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in him who is the head, even Christ: . . .

by.

Job 19:9-12 He hath stripped me of my glory, and hath taken the crown from my head. . . .

Psalm 139:15,16 My bone is not hidden from thee, which thou hast made in secret: and my substance in the lower parts of the earth. . . .

nourishment.

John 15:4-6 Abide in me: and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in me. . . .

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken and thou, being a wild olive, art ingrafted in them and art made partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree:

Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as also Christ doth the church:

knit.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

John 17:21 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul. Neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own: but all things were common unto them.

Romans 12:4,5 For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office: . . .

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no schisms among you: but that you be perfect in the same mind and in the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 10:16,17 The chalice of benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? . . .

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body: So also is Christ. . . .

Ephesians 4:3 Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.

Philippians 2:2-5 Fulfil ye my joy, that you be of one mind, having the same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment. . . .

1 Peter 3:8 And in fine, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, being lovers of the brotherhood, merciful, modest, humble:

increaseth.

Colossians 1:10 That you may walk worthy of God, in all things pleasing; being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God:

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollo watered: but God gave the increase.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And may the Lord multiply you and make you abound in charity towards one another and towards all men: as we do also towards you,

1 Thessalonians 4:10 For indeed you do it towards all the brethren in all Macedonia. But we entreat you, brethren, that you abound more:

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith groweth exceedingly and the charity of every one of you towards each other aboundeth.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and unto the day of eternity, Amen.

Context
Alive in Christ
18Let no man seduce you, willing in humility and religion of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh: 19And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into the increase of God. 20If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ: and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ and members of member.

Ephesians 1:22
And he hath subjected all things under his feet and hath made him head over all the church,

Ephesians 1:23
Which is his body and the fulness of him who is filled all in all.

Ephesians 2:21
In whom all the building, being framed together, groweth up into an holy temple in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:16
From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity.

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he may hold the primacy:

Colossians 2:2
That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:

Additional Translations
and he loses connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow.

and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, being supplied and being knit together by the joints and ligaments, increases with the increase of God.

And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increaseth with the increase of God.

And not holding the head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Such a one does not keep his hold upon Christ, the Head, from whom the Body, in all its parts nourished and strengthened by its points of contact and its connections, grows with a divine growth.

and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.

and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.
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