Colossians 2:19
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New International Version
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

King James Bible
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Darby Bible Translation
and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

World English Bible
and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.

Young's Literal Translation
and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And not holding the Head - Not acknowledging Jesus Christ as the only Savior of mankind, and the only Head or chief of the Christian Church, on whom every member of it depends, and from whom each derives both light and life. For a farther explanation of these words see the notes on Ephesians 4:16, where the figures and phraseology are the same.

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not.

Colossians 2:6-9 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him...

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel...

Galatians 5:2-4 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing...

1 Timothy 2:4-6 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth...

all.

Ephesians 4:15,16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ...

by.

Job 19:9-12 He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head...

Psalm 139:15,16 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously worked in the lowest parts of the earth...

nourishment.

John 15:4-6 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...

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

Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church:

knit.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing...

1 Corinthians 10:16,17 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break...

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ...

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent...

Philippians 2:2-5 Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind...

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:

increaseth.

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies...

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more;

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

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Notes on the Fourth Century
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).
"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord so walk ye in Him" (Col. ii. 6). Here is the very core of spiritual life. It is not a subjective state so much as a life in the heart. Christ for us is the ground of our salvation and the source of our justification; Christ in us of our sanctification. When this becomes real, "Ye are dead"; your own condition, states and resources are no longer counted upon any more than a dead man's, but "your life is hid with Christ in God." It is not even always
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Sinner's Need of Christ
Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well-balanced mind. He was perfect in his being, and in harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy. But through disobedience, his powers were perverted, and selfishness took the place of love. His nature became so weakened through transgression that it was impossible for him, in his own strength, to resist the power of evil. He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God specially interposed. It was the
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ

The Faithful Steward
"GOD IS LOVE." Perfectly blessed in Himself, he desired that other intelligences should participate in his own holy felicity. This was his primary motive in creating moral beings. They were made in his own image--framed to resemble him in their intellectual and moral capacities, and to imitate him in the spirit of their deportment. Whatever good they enjoyed, like him, they were to desire that others might enjoy it with them; and thus all were to be bound together by mutual sympathy,--linked
Sereno D. Clark—The Faithful Steward

Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Ephesians 1:22
And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church,

Ephesians 1:23
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 2:21
In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:16
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Colossians 1:18
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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