New American Standard Bible
and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
King James Bible
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Darby Bible Translation
and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority,
World English Bible
and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power;
Young's Literal Translation
and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And ye are complete in him - Having no need, for the purposes of salvation, of any aid to be derived from the philosophy of the Greeks, or the traditions of the Jews. All that is necessary to secure your salvation is to be found in the Lord Jesus. There is a completion, or a filling up, in him, so as to leave nothing wanting. This is true in respect:
(1) to the wisdom which is needful to guide us;
(2) the atonement to be made for sin;
(3) the merit by which a sinner can be justified; and,
(4) the grace which is needful to sustain us in the trials, and to aid us in the duties, of life; compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 1:30.
There is no necessity, therefore, that we should look to the aid of philosophy, as if there was a defect in the teachings of the Saviour; or to human strength, as if he were unable to save us; or to the merits of the saints, as if those of the Redeemer were not sufficient to meet all our wants. The sentiment advanced in this verse would overthrow the whole papal doctrine of the merits of the saints, and, of course, the whole doctrine of papal "indulgences."
Which is the head - See the notes at Ephesians 1:21-22.
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And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
1 Corinthians 15:24
then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.
When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
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