Colossians 2:9

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in him dwelleth all the fulnesse of the Godhead bodily.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,
- Basic English Bible

For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily;
- Darby Bible

For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
- Webster's Bible

For it is in Christ that the fulness of God's nature dwells embodied, and in Him you are made complete,
- Weymouth Bible

For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,
- World English Bible

For in hym dwellith bodilich al the fulnesse of the Godhed.
- Wycliffe Bible

because in him doth tabernacle all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:9

2:9 For in him dwelleth - Inhabiteth, continually abideth, all the fulness of the Godhead. Believers are filled with all the fulness of God, #Eph 3:19|. But in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead; the most full Godhead; not only divine powers, but divine nature, #Col 1:19|. Bodily - Personally, really, substantially. The very substance of God, if one might so speak, dwells in Christ in the most full sense.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:9

Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead fully. You must not be drawn from Christ. He is all in all. In him is the divine fullness (all divine power). In him as revealed was God in bodily form. Compare Joh 1:14.

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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