Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 2:5

“For though I bee absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, ioying and beholding your order, and the stedfastnesse of your faith in Christ.”

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For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
- King James Version

For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For though I am not present in the flesh, still I am with you in the spirit, seeing with joy your order, and your unchanging faith in Christ.
- Basic English Bible

For if indeed in the flesh I am absent, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
- Darby Bible

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For although, as you say, I am absent from you in body, yet in spirit I am present with you and am delighted to witness your good discipline and the solid front presented by your faith in Christ.
- Weymouth Bible

For though I am absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
- World English Bible

For thouy Y be absent in bodi, bi spirit Y am with you, ioiynge and seynge youre ordre and the sadnesse of youre bileue that is in Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

for if even in the flesh I am absent -- yet in the spirit I am with you, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in regard to Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:5


Col 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit. He was either present in spirit by having them in mind, being fully informed of their state by Epaphras, which I think is more in harmony with the whole tenor of the New Testament, or he was enabled by divine power to look upon them and behold them. The latter is the view of most commentators. If this view is correct, why does he say (Col 1:7) that he learned their state from Epaphras?

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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