New American Standard Bible
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
King James Bible
Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Darby Bible Translation
rooted and built up in him, and assured in the faith, even as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
World English Bible
rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving.
Young's Literal Translation
being rooted and built up in him, and confirmed in the faith, as ye were taught -- abounding in it in thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Rooted ...in him - As a tree strikes its roots deep in the earth, so our faith should strike deep into the doctrine respecting the Saviour. See the phrase used here explained in the parallel place in Ephesians 3:17.
And established in the faith, as ye have been taught - To wit, by the founders of the church, and by those faithful ministers who had succeeded them; Notes, Colossians 1:7.
Abounding therein with thanksgiving - Expressing overflowing thanks to God that you have been made acquainted with truths so precious and glorious. If there is any thing for which we ought to be thankful, it is for the knowledge of the great truths respecting our Lord and Saviour.
LibraryJanuary 15. "As Ye have Received Christ Jesus So Walk in Him" (Col. Ii. 6).
"As ye have received Christ Jesus so walk in Him" (Col. ii. 6). It is much easier to keep the fire burning than to rekindle it after it has gone out. Let us abide in Him. Let us not have to remove the cinders and ashes from our hearthstones every day and kindle a new flame; but let us keep it burning and never let it expire. Among the ancient Greeks the sacred fire was never allowed to go out; so, in a higher sense, let us keep the heavenly flame aglow upon the altar of the heart. It takes very much …
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1 Corinthians 1:8
who will also confirm you to the end, blameless 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.
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
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