Colossians 2:5
Good News Translation
For even though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, and I am glad as I see the resolute firmness with which you stand together in your faith in Christ.

Contemporary English Version
Even though I am not with you, I keep thinking about you. I am glad to know that you are living as you should and your faith in Christ is strong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which is in Christ.

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

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Colossians 2:1 For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and for them that are at Laodicea and whosoever have not seen my face in the flesh:

1 Corinthians 5:3,4 I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done, . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we, brethren, being taken away from you for a short time, in sight, not in heart, have hastened the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

and beholding.

2 Chronicles 29:35 So there were many holocausts, and the fat of peace offerings, and the libations of holocausts: and the service of the house of the Lord was completed.

1 Corinthians 11:34 If any man be hungry, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto judgment. And the rest I will set in order, when I come.

1 Corinthians 14:40 But let all things be done decently and according to order.

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Ruth 1:18 Then Noemi seeing that Ruth was steadfastly determined to go with her, would not be against it, nor persuade her any more to return to her friends:

Psalm 78:8,37 That they may not become like their fathers, a perverse and exasperating generation. A generation that set not their heart aright: and whose spirit was not faithful to God. . . .

Acts 2:42 And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye: stand fast in the faith: do manfully and be strengthened.

1 Thessalonians 3:8 Because now we live, if you stand in the Lord.

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ: yet so, if we hold the beginning of his substance firm unto the end.

Hebrews 6:19 Which we have as an anchor of the soul, sure and firm, and which entereth in even within the veil:

1 Peter 5:9 Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls, your brethren who are in the world.

2 Peter 3:17,18 You therefore, brethren, knowing these things before, take heed, lest being led aside by the error of the unwise, you fall from your own steadfastness. . . .

Context
Absent in Body, Present in Spirit
4Now this I say, that no man may deceive you by loftiness of words. 5For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which is in Christ. 6As therefore you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, walk ye in him:…
Cross References
Acts 20:21
Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 5:3
I indeed, absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged, as though I were present, him that hath so done,

1 Corinthians 14:40
But let all things be done decently and according to order.

1 Peter 5:9
Whom resist ye, strong in faith: knowing that the same affliction befalls, your brethren who are in the world.

Additional Translations
For although I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, and I delight to see your orderly condition and firm faith in Christ.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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;
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