Colossians 1:19

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulnesse dwell,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For it was the {Father's} good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it was the good pleasure `of the Father' that in him should all the fulness dwell;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God in full measure was pleased to be in him;
- Basic English Bible

for in him all the fulness [of the Godhead] was pleased to dwell,
- Darby Bible

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
- Webster's Bible

For it was the Father's gracious will that the whole of the divine perfections should dwell in Him.
- Weymouth Bible

For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him;
- World English Bible

For in hym it pleside al plente to inhabite,
- Wycliffe Bible

because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:19


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.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:19


Col 1:19 In him should all fulness dwell. All power and blessing. Completeness in all things. If limitations were placed upon his power to create, to save and to bless, all fulness would not dwell in him.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Dewey J
    Jennifer, you are correct. Also this scripture is saying that Jesus Christ is and was truly God in the human body. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The Son part of the holy Trinity. Jesus accepted worship from men on earth. Phil. 2:6 Being found in the form of man he thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Glory be to God in the highest.
  • Jennifer
    Abel, Jesus said, ".... write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: ......." Rev.3:14. Jesus is the the beginning of God's creation. Which creation does he refer to? It is the new creation, of which Jesus is the firstborn from among the dead. Jesus is the head of the body of Christ, the new creation, made up of all his brethren.
  • Abel
    What does it mean in Colossians 1:15 when it says "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"
  • TheTruth
    Brothers and Sisters let's be one of those Three Thousand believers and repent from are sins and turn to Jesus Christ let him become that light in your life Acts 2:37-41. ''Be saved from this corrupt generation.'' Don't add more to this fallen nation of darkness confess yourself to him nobody eles he is are salvation are only salvation in him we will live and truly find that true peace, that you won't find anywhere or in anything in this world. Romans 10:5-17 This flesh and bone and everything we have now is all temporal. Life itself here on earth is temporary so use your God given life wise time is leaving the hour glass. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 there is hope for them that seek him diligent.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, with much love. Amen : .
  • Linda
    Only the blood of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior saves. Yet, one MUST be willing to submit, repent, confess there sins to GOD, and LOVE GOD with a true HEART to forgive.

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