New International Version
and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And ye are complete in him - Και εστε εν αυτῳ πεπληρωμενοι· And, ye are filled with him. Our word complete quite destroys the connection subsisting in the apostle's ideas. The philosophy of the world was empty, κενη, but there was a πληρωμα, or fullness, in Christ; the Colossians were empty - spoiled and deprived of every good, while following the empty philosophy and groundless traditions of Jewish and Gentile teachers; but since they had received Christ Jesus they were πεπληρωμενοι, filled with him. This is the true meaning of the word, and by this the connection and assemblage of ideas in the apostle's mind are preserved. No fanciful completeness in Christ, of a believer, while incomplete in himself, is either expressed or intended by St. Paul. It is too bad a doctrine to exist in the oracles of God.
The head of all principality - See the notes on Colossians 1:16-17 (note).
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Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
June 2. "As Ye have Therefore Received Christ Jesus the Lord So Walk Ye in Him" (Col. Ii. 6).
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Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
1 Corinthians 15:24
Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.
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