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

  • BSP
    Many today are substituting God's Word for philosophies and traditions of men as verse 8 shows.
  • Dave BLACKLEY
    Verse 16. I shall agree with Bruce in that Paul was not given authority to alter Gods word and in like manner Jesus himself clearly states that he does not either, have that power. We do not dispute The Jesus bore our sins, God Forbid and that his life was sacrificed so that we may be forgiven. However man does not know sin, had it not been for the laws and statutes of God spoken through Moses.
  • 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 THIS WORLD AND NOT AFTER CHRIST
  • Wayne
    V. 18, speaking of false religion. Common today. One such has angels on the top of their temples. Golden in color. Who aren't saved by grace, but feign righteousness and godliness in their appearances. Fake humility, fake spirituality, lost. Not holding the Head, who is Jesus Christ. Don't let them defraud, or steal, your life in Christ.
  • Irene123
    V. 18 is very simply saying we are not to worship angels, or light candles to graven images, nor pray to a woman statue, but to worship and pray to and give our praises to ONLY God - in Jesus' name. Those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (God is a spirit, not a graven image). Mary was 'just' and ONLY His mother; she followed Acts 2:38 with all the others in Acts ch. 2.
  • Wayne
    V.18- We are not to be persuaded or deceived by those who are not following Jesus but spreading another gospel , which is not another gospel. Therefore, if persuaded to leave the gospel of Christ, we lose our reward. Christ is the one who is truth and speaks the truth. He never pushes us away but draws us closer to Him. Trust in the Lord with all your heart!

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