Colossians 1:9

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For this cause wee also, since the day we heard it, doe not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisedome and spirituall vnderstanding:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For this reason also, since the day we heard {of it,} we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For this cause we also, since the day we heard `it', do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For this reason, we, from the day when we had word of it, keep on in prayer for you, that you may be full of the knowledge of his purpose, with all wisdom and experience of the Spirit,
- Basic English Bible

For this reason *we* also, from the day we heard [of your faith and love], do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
- Darby Bible

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
- Webster's Bible

For this reason we also, from the day we first received these tidings, have never ceased to pray for you and to entreat that you may be filled with a clear knowledge of His will accompanied by thorough wisdom and discernment in spiritual things;
- Weymouth Bible

For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don't cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
- World English Bible

Therfor we fro the dai in which we herden, ceessen not to preye for you, and to axe, that ye be fillid with the knowing of his wille in al wisdom and goostli vndurstondyng;
- Wycliffe Bible

Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:9


1:9 We pray for you - This was mentioned in general, #Col 1:3|, but now more particularly. That ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will - Of his revealed will. In all wisdom - With all the wisdom from above. And spiritual understanding - To discern by that light whatever agrees with, or differs from, his will.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:9


Col 1:9 For this cause. What he had heard, named in Col 1:4-8. Since the day we heard. He had something which had aroused his solicitude. That ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will. This would be their best security against false teaching, and an assurance of a faithful life. In all wisdom and spiritual understanding. The wisdom and understanding conferred by walking as led by the Spirit. See Eph 1:3,8 1Co 12:8.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Wayne
    The way things are going you just might get that wish fulfilled.
  • Henderson nunnally
    Paul was a good man of god. He suffered time and time again for what he believed in. I wish I could be like Paul.
  • Patrick Godfrey
    The Lord my God Emmanuel brought to my mind a verse to read from this chapter YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM , so I googled it to be empowered in my confidence and faith and sharing love for tbe church on line and tgere us no end blessing in this letter , I thank God for Paul, and one of my sons I named after him , thank u and bless u all in lov 4 the prince of peace and Everlasting Father Yashua Jesus
  • Eric maluleka
    Holy spirit gave life,understanding,wisdom and knowledge of GOD to human biengs and teachings us Christianity behaviour.
  • Anonymous
    I love the book of COLOSSIANS somehow I think give me a since of peace and
  • Bonyah Isaac
    To answer you Jo's,Please read Isaiah 55:8,9 and Romans 11:33,34. You cannot fanthom the nature and work of God.And God didnt put man on earth with Satan.Satan was overthrown from heaven due to his pride onto the earth.Read Isaiah 14:12-14,Ezekial 28:15-17,Rev.12:7-9.On earth he deceived Adam and Eve and sin originated which result in death and which means the separation between God and Man.In creation,God spoke and His Word brought those spoken things into existence.So everything,seen and unseen things were brought into existence by the Word of God.This word is Jesus Christ whom Paul said everything was created by Him and for Him.Hence we humans,been His inheritance,He became one of us to redeem us from sin and bring immortality to light.He accomplisd this upon his death and resurection when he defeated Satan who had the power over death-Heb.2:14-15,Rev.1:18.Now upon His return,he will punish Satan and those who refuse to obey him by sending them to eternal destruection.He will however glorify His Saint and we will assume His nature and be like him.He wl take us to heaven and there we will be with him forever.2Th1:8,9,1Jn.3:2,3,1Th.4:16-19,1Cor.15:51-54.Pls read all versus.

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