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

King James Bible
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

American Standard Version
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

English Revised Version
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Webster's Bible Translation
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Weymouth New Testament
In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are stored up, hidden from view.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Hid (ἀπόκρυφοι)

Only here, Mark 4:22; Luke 8:17. Compare 1 Corinthians 2:7. Not to be joined with are, as A.V. Its position at the end of the sentence, and so far from are, shows that it is added as an emphatic secondary predicate. Hence, as Rev., in whom are all the treasures, etc., hidden. For a similar construction, see Colossians 3:1, "where Christ is on the right hand of God seated (there)." James 1:17, "Every perfect gift is from above, coming down." Grammatically, hidden may be taken as an attribute of treasures; "in whom the hidden treasures are contained;" but the other is preferable. The words which immediately follow in Colossians 2:4, suggest the possibility that hidden may convey an allusion to the Apocrypha or secret writings of the Essenes, whose doctrines entered into the Colossian heresy. Such writings, which, later, were peculiar also to the Gnostics, contained the authoritative secret wisdom, the esoteric teaching for the learned few. If such is Paul's allusion, the word suggests a contrast with the treasures of christian wisdom which are accessible to all in Christ.

Wisdom and knowledge

See on Romans 11:33.

Colossians 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

In whom. or, Wherein.

Colossians 1:9,19 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs...

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

1 Corinthians 1:24,30 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God...

1 Corinthians 2:6-8 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

Ephesians 1:8 Wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now to the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures...


Colossians 3:3 For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Job 28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;

Matthew 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

Ephesians 3:9 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...

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna...

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.

Isaiah 11:2
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Isaiah 40:14
Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?

Luke 11:49
Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'

Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

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

2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

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