Colossians 2:10

“And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principalitie, & power.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and in him ye are made full, who is the head of all principality and power:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And you are complete in him, who is the head of all rule and authority:
- Basic English Bible

and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority,
- Darby Bible

And ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power:
- Webster's Bible

and He is the Lord of all princes and rulers.
- Weymouth Bible

and in him you are made full, who is the head of all principality and power;
- World English Bible

And ye ben fillid in hym, that is heed of al principat and power.
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye are in him made full, who is the head of all principality and authority,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:10


2:10 And ye - Who believe. Are filled with him - #John 1:16|. Christ is filled with God, and ye are filled with Christ. And ye are filled by him. The fulness of Christ overflows his church, #Psa 133:3|. He is originally full. We are filled by him with wisdom and holiness. Who is the head of all principality and power - Of angels as well as men Not from angels therefore, but from their head, are we to ask whatever we stand in need of.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:10


Col 2:10 Ye are complete in him. You need nothing more. He supplies every want. Which is the head of all principality and power. He is over and ruler of those ranks of angels that some are trying to lead you to worship.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Maudlyn James
    I see Paul admitting that there was a struggle to adequately serve different groups of believers as they expected. Consequently, he encourages understanding what is right to do is important in the service of God. I view being buried with Christ in baptism to be symbolic of an end to our attempting to suffer doing righteous works to gain salvation. Christ completed what we could not do to gain life
  • Do this relate to verbally abusive husband in the body of Christ
  • Emmanuel for verse 11
    In the old testament circumcision was key in defying an Israelites BUT today baptism is key n defining a Christian. Therefore l still think Baptism took the place of circumcision ... If read with Vs 10 12.
  • One has to look at the entire chapter of Colossians 2 and what it is saying to the Spiritual person, having been completed in him and dwelling all the fullness of the Godhead bodily in putting off the body of sin of the flesh by circumcision of Christ, being buried with him in baptism, risen with him thru faith, having being forgiven of all trespasses, blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary against us, nailing it to the cross, he triumphed over them in it, then he said let no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath, which is a shadow of things to come, just as Christ healed on the Sabbath, and did things contrary to the Pharisees understanding Paul is saying we too must operate not in the flesh but in the spirit putting away the ordinances and moving on.
  • Adam
    Water Baptism is the washing away the sin's after you have been Born Again!!!!!!
  • wow, it is obvious that too many people take God, our Creator and holy Father's Truth out of context! yes He definitely freed us of the guilt from the great Accuser. being born into sin is clearly a statement that shows who's side we are on early on in our immaturity. Jesus took away our marriage to Satan and set us free so that we are subjected unto the Father in heaven just as He is. that is not a burden but a blessing to follow after the greatest, most perfect being of all time and a promise that we are able to take after our holy Father! after all, the 10 commandments are the perfect character of God! who would ever wish to delete them aside from God's enemy, the great Accuser, Satan himself?

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