New Living Translation
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
King James Bible
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Darby Bible Translation
for in him all the fulness of the Godhead was pleased to dwell,
World English Bible
For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him;
Young's Literal Translation
because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:19 For it pleased the Father that all fulness - All the fulness of God. Should dwell in him - Constantly, as in a temple; and always ready for our approach to him.
'I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily.'--COL. i. 29. I have chosen this text principally because it brings together the two subjects which are naturally before us to-day. All 'Western Christendom,' as it is called, is to-day commemorating the Pentecostal gift. My text speaks about that power that 'worketh in us mightily.' True, the Apostle is speaking in reference to the fiery energy and persistent toil which characterised him in proclaiming Christ, that …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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All Fulness in Christ
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
1 Corinthians 1:21
Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.
God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.
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