Colossians 2:7
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English Standard Version
rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

King James Bible
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

American Standard Version
rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rooted and built up in him, and confirmed in the faith, as also you have learned, abounding in him in thanksgiving.

English Revised Version
rooted and builded up in him, and stablished in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

Webster's Bible Translation
Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Weymouth New Testament
having the roots of your being firmly planted in Him, and continually building yourselves up in Him, and always being increasingly confirmed in the faith as you were taught it, and abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Rooted - built up (ἐῤῥιζωμένοι - ἐποικοδομούμενοι)

Note the change of metaphor from the solidity of military array to walking, rooting of a tree, and then to building. The metaphors of rooting and being founded occur together, Ephesians 3:17. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:9. In Jeremiah 1:10, ἐκριζοῦν to root out is applied to a kingdom, and the words to build and to plant follow. It must be said that ῥιζόω to cause to take root is often used in the sense of firmness or fixedness without regard to its primary meaning. Built up. The preposition ἐπί upon indicates the placing of one layer upon another. See on Acts 20:32, and see on 1 Corinthians 3:9. Compare 1 Corinthians 3:10-14; Ephesians 2:20. note also the change of tenses: having been rooted (perfect participle), being (in process of) built up and strengthened (present participle).

In Him (ἐν αὐτῶ)

Rather than upon Him, as might have been expected. In this and in the Ephesian epistle, Christ is represented as the sphere within which the building goes on. Compare Ephesians 2:20. The whole upbuilding of the Church proceeds within the compass of Christ's personality, life, and power.

Thanksgiving (εὐχαριστίᾳ)

For Paul's emphasis on thanksgiving, see Romans 1:21; Romans 14:6; 2 Corinthians 1:11; 2 Corinthians 4:15; 2 Corinthians 9:11, 2 Corinthians 9:12; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Timothy 2:1, etc. Εὐχαριστός thankful, εὐχαριστεῖν to give thanks, εὐχαριστία thanksgiving, are found only in Paul's writings.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Rooted.

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

Psalm 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither...

Psalm 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning...

Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes...

Ezekiel 17:23,24 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar...

Romans 11:17,18 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them...

Ephesians 2:21,22 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple in the Lord...

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water...

built.

Matthew 7:24,25 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man, which built his house on a rock...

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and dig deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose...

John 15:4,5 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you...

1 Corinthians 3:9-15 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building...

Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone...

1 Peter 2:4-6 To whom coming, as to a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious...

Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

stablished.

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

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 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God;

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect...

2 Peter 3:17,18 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked...

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

with.

Colossians 1:12,13 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light...

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:8
who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.

Ephesians 2:20
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Ephesians 4:21
assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,

Colossians 1:23
if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Hebrews 13:9
Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.

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