Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 2:1

“For I would that ye knew what great conflict I haue for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as haue not seene my face in the flesh:”

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For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
- King James Version

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is my desire to give you news of the great fight I am making for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not seen my face in the flesh;
- Basic English Bible

For I would have you know what combat I have for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;
- Darby Bible

For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
- Webster's Bible

For I would have you know in how severe a struggle I am engaged on behalf of you and the brethren in Laodicea and of all who have not known me personally,
- Weymouth Bible

For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
- World English Bible

But Y wole that ye wite, what bisynesse Y haue for you, and for hem that ben at Laodice, and whiche euere saien not my face in fleisch,
- Wycliffe Bible

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:1


2:1 How great a conflict - Of care, desire, prayer. As many as have not seen my face - Therefore, in writing to the Colossians, he refrains from those familiar appellations, Brethren, Beloved.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:1


Col 2:1 Warnings Against False Theories SUMMARY OF COLOSSIANS 2: Paul's Conflict for the Churches. Present with Them in Spirit. Exhortation to Be Rooted and Grounded in Christ. Warning Against Vain Philosophy. The True Circumcision. The Baptismal Burial. The Handwriting of Ordinances Removed. Keeping Sabbath Days. Angel Worship Forbidden. What great conflict I have. Anxiety. For you. The brethren at Colosse. And [for] them at Laodicea. A sister church only a few miles away. Laodicea was one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. See Re 3:14. As many as have not seen my face in the flesh. This seems to imply that he had never visited either of these churches in person. The reasons for his anxiety are revealed in this chapter. They were assailed by false teachings.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:6 he that saith he abideth in HIM ought himself also so to walk even as HE walked 2 JOHN 1:6 and this is love that we walk after HIS commandments this is the commandment that as you have heard from the beginning you should walk in it 3 JOHN 1:4 I HAVE NO GREATER JOY THAN TO HEAR THAT MY CHILDREN WALK IN TRUTH 1 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that you would walk worthy of GOD who hath called you unto HIS kingdom and glory
  • BSP
    Verse 8- we must be careful that we don’t chose human traditions over the truths found in the Bible.
  • Steve morrow
    SABBATH --- COLOSSIANS 2:16 let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink or in respect of an holy day or of the new moon or of the sabbath days LUKE 4:31 and came down to Capernaum a city of galilee and taught them on the sabbath days ROMANS 15:4 for whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 2:8 --- BEWARE --- LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU THROUGH PHILOSOPHY AND VAIN DECEIT AFTER THE TRADITION OF MEN AFTER THE RUDIMENTS OF THE WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST 1 THESSALONIANS 3:8 for now we live --- if you stand fast in THE LORD ---
  • A disciple
    BSP; An interesting point is how the Word which was from the beginning ever had to be kept a secret. Understanding the history as recorded in the Scriptures shows that it was the rise of the heathen and Antichrist, which conspired to break the bands asunder and cast away the cords of God with men, that turned the common faith and all the hope of man into something to be concealed from view.
  • BSP
    Verses 2,3~The sacred secret was to be revealed and Jesus is the focal point of the sacred secret.

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