Colossians 2:12

“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Buried with him in Baptisme, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Having been put to death with him in baptism, by which you came to life again with him, through faith in the working of God, who made him come back from the dead.
- Basic English Bible

buried with him in baptism, in which ye have been also raised with [him] through faith of the working of God who raised him from among the dead.
- Darby Bible

Buried with him in baptism, in which also ye are raised with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
- Webster's Bible

having been buried with Him in your baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith produced within you by God who raised Him from among the dead.
- Weymouth Bible

having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.
- World English Bible

and ye ben biried togidere with hym in baptim, in whom also ye han rise ayen bi feith of the worching of God, that reiside hym fro deth.
- Wycliffe Bible

being buried with him in the baptism, in which also ye rose with [him] through the faith of the working of God, who did raise him out of the dead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:12


2:12 Which he wrought in you, when ye were as it were buried with him in baptism - The ancient manner of baptizing by immersion is as manifestly alluded to here, as the other manner of baptizing by sprinkling or pouring of water is, #Heb 10:22|. But no stress is laid on the age of the baptized, or the manner of performing it, in one or the other; but only on our being risen with Christ, through the powerful operation of God in the soul; which we cannot but know assuredly, if it really is so: and if we do not experience this, our baptism has not answered the end of its institution. By which ye are also risen with him - From the death of sin to the life of holiness. It does not appear, that in all this St. Paul speaks of justification at all, but of sanctification altogether.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:12


Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism. See PNT "Ro 6:4". Paul teaches that we must re-enact the tragedy of the cross: The agony of the garden, the complete submission to the divine will, confession of Christ, crucifixion (Ga 2:20 Ro 6:5), death (Ro 6:3), burial (Ro 6:4 Col 2:12), rising with Christ (Ro 6:5 Col 2:12 3:1); nay, we must ascend and reign with him (Eph 2:4-6). Let it be noted that "the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh" (Col 2:11) is associated with baptism (2:13). Wherein also ye are risen with [him]. "Raised with him" (Revised Version). We are raised from the burial as he was raised from the grave, and we rise to a new life "through faith of the operation of God".

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Steve morrow
    MARK 7:7 howbeit in vain do they worship me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men ***** COLOSSIANS 2:22 --- which all are to perish --- with the using after the commandments and doctrines of men
  • Charley
    amen brother Daniel someone has discernment against the harlot churches
    rome orthodoxy and many so called evangelical are intrigued by the eucharist
    apostasy abounds everyone one is hush hush about false religious rituals
    john14-6 jesus is the way the truth and the life acts 4-12 salvation is found
    in no other name but jesus Christ and him alone.the philosophy of man
    sends souls to hell.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple: I agree, it’s not the ideal way to communicate; what kills me is the limited space. I want to thank you for engaging in this discussion; it’s been a pleasure! It was not about winning an argument, but all about studying God’s word, and expressing ourselves freely. Thanks to you I had to read Ezekiel again, almost in its entirety. It was a good exercise... God bless you and keep you!
  • A disciple
    Daniel; I would like to finish up on this for now. The way I understand it the institution of offering a sacrifice was in its first meaning and so too in all its meaning under the First Testament; simply for bringing to remembrance, and for a token to symbolize the Anointed to come; and NEVER was it meant to be the actual intermediary as if to replace the True. So then it was a sign to teaching.
  • A disciple
    Daniel; You know it really is a "less than" experience, trying to fellowship and talk about the things of the Lord, over the computer! I remember when I was in High School, and this Computer stuff was just getting started; and they were saying how it would be in the future: No one listened to me, when I said, This is a big mistake! But I guess we'll have to make do till they take that away too!
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple: Excellent point; you say, “the way to the holiest was now opened to all through Jesus” our High Priest. Which means we do not need another intermediary or another sacrifice: The Ultimate Sacrifice has been offered. Jesus is our Intermediary to God. Now, if all sacrifices will cease (only) when Jesus comes and takes us home, how “FOREVER” are they? Death will eventually be destroyed.

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