Colossians 2:7

“Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Rooted and built vp in him, and stablished in the faith, as yee haue bene taught, abounding therein with thankesgiuing.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

having been firmly rooted {and now} being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, {and} overflowing with gratitude.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Rooted and based together in him, strong in the faith which the teaching gave you, giving praise to God at all times.
- Basic English Bible

rooted and built up in him, and assured in the faith, even as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
- Darby Bible

Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
- Webster's Bible

having the roots of your being firmly planted in Him, and continually building yourselves up in Him, and always being increasingly confirmed in the faith as you were taught it, and abounding in it with thanksgiving.
- Weymouth Bible

rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving.
- World English Bible

walke ye in hym, and be ye rootid and bieldid aboue in hym, and confermyd in the bileue, as ye han lerud, aboundinge in hym in doynge of thankyngis.
- Wycliffe Bible

being rooted and built up in him, and confirmed in the faith, as ye were taught -- abounding in it in thanksgiving.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:7


2:7 Rooted in him - As the vine. Built - On the sure foundation.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:7


Col 2:7 Rooted . . . in him. Your life growing out of Christ as a tree out of the soil. As ye have been taught. The point of the exhortation is to cling to the gospel as it has been taught them.

Discussion for Colossians 2

  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple, sorry to state the obvious: Can you try sending part 1 again?
  • Steve morrow
    ROMANS 12:1 I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE BRETHREN BY THE MERCIES OF GOD THAT YOU PRESENT YOUR BODIES --- A LIVING SACRIFICE --- HOLY ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE *** PSALM 19:3 THERE IS --NO SPEECH--NOR LANGUAGE--WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD*** PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING
  • A disciple
    Daniel (continuing..) Lets look at what we know about the 1000 Years: The wicked will have been removed, and the devil locked up and sealed in the pit of the abyss; the government shall be given to the Saints under Jesus the King of all the earth; the Law of God will be the Law of all Nations, enforced by an iron rod; those born during the 1000 Years will only know a world ruled in righteousness.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To A disciple: V. good point. I believe we need to reconsider our definition/interpretation of words like, FOREVER, ETERNITY, EVERLASTING, etc. Four things define a word: What God meant by it, how the writer understood it and expressed it, how it was translated after thousands of years, and what is the meaning for us today. They should all match; unfortunately, sometimes they don’t. (see cont'n)
  • Brother Daniel FC
    (Continued) Every time I look at the Hebrew language, I shiver: almost every word has 5-15 different meanings. You are right: the plan of salvation was made before the foundation of the world 1Pet. 1:19, 20. Look at it this way: a sacrifice involves death. Christ came to solve the problem of sin and death, not to prolong it “forever”. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 1Co 15:26
  • A disciple
    Daniel; Yes, by the way you look at it, absolutely! But why does the LORD say so many times in the Law, that This Shall Be A Statute Forever Unto The Children Of Israel? Did He not know that He was going to come in the flesh and completely make it full? That doesn't seem likely! Maybe if we understand it as sacrifices were originally intended, instead of the religious icon they became...?

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