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

  • Teresa
    the godhead is GOD the Father God the son and .God the holy spirit these are all God.
  • Patricia M Stanbery
    of God, and the Father, and Christ................................3 ? What am I missing?
  • Jonathan McDade
    When we are tempted and under attack from the fiery darts of the enemy we must remember to walk in Christ always, when we have Christ in mind we notice these things happening so put on the full armour of God and walk with him. Surrender yourself to the Lord, don't lean on your own understanding and take up your cross. Hallelujah!
  • Ronnie johnson
    please God , I am afraid for my life should i ever lose You and with Your help God , that will not happen , Thank You , God in the Name of Jesus !Please pray that I am able to perservere even further in Christ , also Thank You , Holy Spirit in the Name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour , Amen .
  • 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

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