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

  • 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!
  • Mari
    Fe!icia, we are to worship only Christ Not angels. God is the only mediator. Its only between God

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