.
.
S i t e  S e a r c h

A_B_C_D_E_F_G_H_I_J_K_L_M_N_O_P_Q_R_S_T_U_V_W_XYZ

List of Topics__Ask Suby__Free Stuff__Questions Lists
Terms of Use__________________Privacy Policy

Bible books history index

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you and for them at Laodicea.(one of the most important and flourishing cities of Asia Minor at that time).and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God and of the Father and of Christ;

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love.(original for 'knit together' is 'to make to come together'; in other words, it's love that brings togetherness).and unto.(original can also mean 'into').all riches.(original for 'riches' is 'to fill with abundance').of the full assurance of understanding.(original for 'understanding' is 'a full running together'; a running together of what? With that which would make you happy, a running together of soul with desires) to the acknowledgement ('acknowledging' is knowing you have knowledge:.2Peter 1:19; 'in the acknowledgement' can also mean 'into the knowledge of').of the mystery of God.(Revelation 10:7).and of the Father.(*).and of Christ.(*)..(1Timothy 3:16).

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Colossians 2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh yet am I with you in the spirit joying and beholding your order and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.('faith in Christ' is one 'believing in Christ', that is, believes he came and did what was recorded of him, that is, believing after proving this of course:.Acts 17:11; also believing that he came from God {John 8:42} and believing all those things about him that are true).

Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Emmanuel the Lord so walk you in him.(*),

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him and stablished in the faith as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.(1Thessalonians 5:18).

Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the tradition of men, after the rudiments.(the fundamental.concepts of the world, where one is 'me first').of the world and not after Christ..(important to understand what Christ is)

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him.(and He is love; love makes and keeps one whole {holy}, complete); if complete in Him, what need is there for anything but expressing that completeness when with others and that completeness is love).which is the head of all principality and power.

Colossians 2:11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.

Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism wherein also you are risen with him.(words 'him' not in the original, but implied; 'risen with Him' is better translated as 'raised as He was', that is, as far as God is concerned it's a sure fact of your future).through the faith of the operation.(original 'working'; that is, one has faith in God's working).of God, who has raised him from the dead..(?)

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your.(word 'your', not in original).flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Original should read 'And being dead and away ('from God', implied) because of the state of sin (state being that sin is now defunct.{*}) has he quickened (1Timothy 6:13) together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.' 

Note: God is the one responsible for evil that exists.(?).and God balances the lives of all of us who have all lived 'as best we could' with the three strokes that God engineered against us here from the beginning. It's simply all part of His marvelous plan, though perhaps somewhat painful for a while:.1Peter 1:6; Romans 5:12,15,16. Hang in there and the light will come.

Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting.(Deuteronomy 9:10).of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.(the cross it's talking about; see previous verse).

Colossians 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat.(eating).or in drink.or in respect of an holyday.(festival).or of the new moon.(others may think it strange of you when they keep some monthly festival and you don't).or of the sabbath days.(word 'days' not in original in this verse).

Colossians 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body of Christ.(here being as the original has it).

Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility.(feigning.piosity).and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Comprised with.Barnes Notes: The meaning is, that false teachers, teachers who appear with a form of religion, would not announce their opinions with dogmatic.certainty, but they would put on the appearance of modesty, for no false teachers are so dangerous as those who assume the aspect of great humility and who appear as though they possess reverence for divine things:.2Corinthians 11:3,13-15.

Colossians 2:19 And not holding.(with above verse, means, let no one con you out and away from Christ the head of all things spiritual, and all is spirit).the Head.(Ephesians 1:22; 4:15,16), from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

Colossians 2:20.Wherefore if you be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world.(the way the world runs is from the egos of those in it:.Romans 3:17), why, as though living in the world, are you subject to ordinances,

Colossians 2:21 Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Colossians 2:22 Which all are to perish with the using, after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Colossians 2:23 Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship.(Adam Clarke's Commentary:."what is here termed will-worship signifies simply a mode of worship which a man chooses for himself.".(*).and humility and neglecting of the body, not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.(such things are worthless spiritually).
 


.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.