Colossians 2:9

“For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For in him dwelleth all the fulnesse of the Godhead bodily.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in him all the wealth of God's being has a living form,
- Basic English Bible

For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily;
- Darby Bible

For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
- Webster's Bible

For it is in Christ that the fulness of God's nature dwells embodied, and in Him you are made complete,
- Weymouth Bible

For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,
- World English Bible

For in hym dwellith bodilich al the fulnesse of the Godhed.
- Wycliffe Bible

because in him doth tabernacle all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 2:9


2:9 For in him dwelleth - Inhabiteth, continually abideth, all the fulness of the Godhead. Believers are filled with all the fulness of God, #Eph 3:19|. But in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead; the most full Godhead; not only divine powers, but divine nature, #Col 1:19|. Bodily - Personally, really, substantially. The very substance of God, if one might so speak, dwells in Christ in the most full sense.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 2:9


Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead fully. You must not be drawn from Christ. He is all in all. In him is the divine fullness (all divine power). In him as revealed was God in bodily form. Compare Joh 1:14.

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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