Colossians 2:1

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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