Colossians 2:19

“And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And not holding the head, from which all the body by ioynts and bands hauing nourishment ministred, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not joined to the Head, from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth with the increase of God.
- Basic English Bible

and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.
- Darby Bible

And not holding the head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
- Webster's Bible

Such a one does not keep his hold upon Christ, the Head, from whom the Body, in all its parts nourished and strengthened by its points of contact and its connections, grows with a divine growth.
- Weymouth Bible

and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.
- World English Bible

and not holdynge the heed, of which al the bodi, bi boondis and ioynyngis togidere vndur mynystrid and maad, wexith in to encreessing of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:19


2:19 And not holding the head - He does not hold Christ, who does not trust in him alone. All the members are nourished by faith, and knit together by love and mutual sympathy.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:19


Col 2:19 Not holding the Head. Not clinging to Christ the Head, from whence the whole body, the church, derives its nourishment and increase.

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