New International Version
rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Rooted and built up in him - It is not usual with the apostle to employ this double metaphor, taken partly from the growth of a tree and the increase of a building. They are to be rooted; as the good seed had been already sown, it is to take root, and the roots are to spread far, wide, and deep. They are to be grounded; as the foundation has already been laid, they are to build thereon. In the one case, they are to bear much fruit; in the other, they are to grow up to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. See the notes on Ephesians 2:21, Ephesians 2:22 (note); Ephesians 3:17 (note).
Abounding therein with thanksgiving - No limitation is ever set to the operations of God on the soul, or to the growth of the soul in the knowledge, love, and image of God. Those who are brought into such a state of salvation should abound in gratitude and loving obedience, as they grow in grace.
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LibraryNotes 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).
The Sinner's Need of Christ
The Faithful Steward
1 Corinthians 1:8
He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building.
built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so.
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