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.
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.
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CommentaryVincent'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.
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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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.
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus,
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.
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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