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

  • Wayne
    Andrea, read v. 14. The old covenant was ordinances. We are free from the religious rituals of the past. Paul says was contrary to us. Nailed to His cross. We are free by His grace. Jesus says not that which goes into the mouth defiles the man but that which comes out. So we are not to be judged by eating, such as pork, or drinking.
  • Jeremiah 31;33
    2 corinthians 3.Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
  • Andrea
    Not sure if I understood vs 8 ' let no man judge you for what you eat and drink and the holy days.

    Each time I eat pork I felt guilty after.
    Should I feel better now that I read this scripture?
  • Wayne
    Let no man judge you meat and in drink or in respect an Holy day the new moon or the sabbath days. But the body is of Christ.
  • Rick Sparks
    I think there is a lot more to this chapter.I have read it several times,and I am going to keep reading it till the Holy Spirit gives me complete understanding.
  • BSP
    Verse 8 shows that we must be careful not to be fooled by philosophy or human wisdom.

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