Colossians 2:2
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English Standard Version
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,

King James Bible
That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

American Standard Version
that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ,

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

English Revised Version
that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ,

Webster's Bible Translation
That their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Weymouth New Testament
in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.

Colossians 2:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Comforted (παρακληθῶσιν)

Not so much tranquilized as braced. See on John 14:16.

Knit together (συμβιβασθέντες)

See on proving, Acts 9:22. In the Septuagint it means to instruct, as Exodus 18:16; Deuteronomy 4:9; Isaiah 40:13 (compare 1 Corinthians 2:16); Psalm 31:8. Used of putting together in one's mind, and so to conclude by comparison. Thus Acts 16:10, assuredly gathering, Rev., concluding.

Full assurance (πληροφορίας)

Or fullness. See Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 10:22.

Of understanding (συνέσεως)

See on Mark 12:33; see on Luke 2:47.

To the acknowledgment (εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν)

Wrong. Ἑπίγνωσις is the full knowledge, as Colossians 1:9 (note). Rev., that they may know.

Of God

The best textual authorities add Χριστοῦ of Christ. So Rev., of God, even Christ. Christ is in apposition with mystery. Compare Colossians 1:27.

Colossians 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

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their.

Colossians 4:8 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble...

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

being.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

1 John 4:12,13 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us...

all. See on ch.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you...

of the full.

Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end:

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience...

2 Peter 1:10 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:

1 John 3:19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.

understanding.

John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that you are that Christ, the Son of the living God.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

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 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God...

Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Ephesians 3:9,10 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God...

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

to the.

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

of the Father.

Colossians 1:15-17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature...

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many...

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

Matthew 11:25,27 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Luke 10:21,22 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...

John 5:17,23 But Jesus answered them, My Father works till now, and I work...

John 10:30,38 I and my Father are one...

John 14:9-11 Jesus said to him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet have you not known me, Philip? he that has seen me has seen the Father...

John 16:15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it to you.

John 17:21-23 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

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...

Cross References
1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice.

Matthew 13:11
And he answered them, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Luke 1:1
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Romans 2:4
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Romans 16:25
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages

1 Corinthians 14:31
For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all be encouraged,

Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

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