Colossians 1:28
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English Standard Version
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

King James Bible
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

American Standard Version
whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom we preach, admonishing every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ;

Webster's Bible Translation
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
Him we preach, admonishing every one and instructing every one, with all possible wisdom, so that we may bring every one into God's presence, made perfect through Christ.

Colossians 1:28 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Warning (νουθετοῦντες)

Rev., admonishing. See on Acts 20:31. Compare νουθεσίᾳ admonition, Ephesians 6:4.

Every

Thrice repeated, in order to emphasize the universality of the Gospel against the intellectual exclusiveness encouraged by the false teachers. For similar emphatic repetitions of all or every, compare 1 Corinthians 10:1, 1 Corinthians 10:2; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 9:6, Romans 9:7; Romans 11:32, etc.

In all wisdom (ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ)

In every form of wisdom. Thus opposed to the idea of esoteric and exoteric wisdom represented by the false teachers; higher knowledge for the few philosophic minds, and blind faith for the masses. In christian teaching the highest wisdom is freely open to all. Compare Colossians 2:2, Colossians 2:3.

Perfect

Compare 1 Corinthians 2:6, 1 Corinthians 2:7, and see note. There may be in this word a hint of its use in the ancient mysteries to designate the fully instructed as distinguished from the novices. Peter uses the technical word ἐπόπται eye-witnesses, which designated one admitted to the highest grade in the Eleusinian mysteries, of those who beheld Christ's glory in His transfiguration, 2 Peter 1:16. From this point of view Bishop Lightfoot appropriately says: "The language of the heathen mysteries is transferred by Paul to the christian dispensation, that he may the more effectively contrast the things signified. The true Gospel also has its mysteries, its hierophants, its initiation; but these are open to all alike. In Christ every believer is τέλειος fully initiated, for he has been admitted as ἐπόπτης eye-witness of its most profound, most awful secrets."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whom.

Acts 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached to you:

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Acts 8:5,35 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them...

Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Acts 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spoke to the Grecians, preaching the LORD Jesus.

Acts 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins:

Acts 17:3,18 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach to you...

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness;

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 10:14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not to you...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Philippians 1:15-18 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will...

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

warning.

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot listen: behold...

Ezekiel 3:17-21 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me...

Ezekiel 33:4-9 Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away...

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers...

Acts 20:27,28,31 For I have not shunned to declare to you all the counsel of God...

1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

1 Thessalonians 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such...

1 Thessalonians 5:12-14 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you...

teaching.

Deuteronomy 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me...

Ezekiel 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.

Ecclesiastes 12:9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them...

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

2 Timothy 2:24,25 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient...

in all.

Proverbs 8:5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.

Jeremiah 3:15 And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

1 Corinthians 2:6,15 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

2 Peter 3:15 And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation...

we may.

Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and blameless and unreproveable in his sight:

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

perfect.

Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Ephesians 4:12,13 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ...

Hebrews 10:14 For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

Cross References
Ezra 7:25
"And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God. And those who do not know them, you shall teach.

Matthew 5:48
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Acts 20:31
Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears.

1 Corinthians 2:6
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.

Ephesians 4:13
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

Colossians 1:22
he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,

Colossians 2:3
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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