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Colossians 2:12

    Colossians 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Having been put to death with him in baptism, by which you came to life again with him, through faith in the working of God, who made him come back from the dead.

    Webster's Revision

    having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

    World English Bible

    having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    having been buried with him in baptism, wherein ye were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 2:12

    Buried with him in baptism - Alluding to the immersions practised in the case of adults, wherein the person appeared to be buried under the Water, as Christ was buried in the heart of the earth. His rising again the third any, and their emerging from the water, was an emblem of the resurrection of the body; and, in them, of a total change of life.

    The faith of the operation of God - They were quickened, changed, and saved, by means of faith in Christ Jesus; which faith was produced by the operation or energy of God. Believing is the act of the soul; but the grace or power to believe comes from God himself.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 2:12

    Buried with him in baptism - See the notes at Romans 6:4.

    Wherein also - In which ordinance, or by virtue of that which is signified by the ordinance.

    Ye are risen with him - From the death of sin to the life of religion; Notes, Romans 6:4-5; compare the notes at Ephesians 2:5-6.

    Through the faith of the operation of God - By a firm belief on the agency of God in raising him up; that is, a belief of the fact that God has raised him from the dead. The resurrection of Christ is often represented as the foundation of all our hopes; and, as he was raised from the grave to die no more, so, in virtue of that we are raised from the death of sin to eternal spiritual life. The belief of this is shown by our baptism, whatever be the mode in which that ordinance is performed, and as well shown in one mode as another.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 2:12

    2:12 Which he wrought in you, when ye were as it were buried with him in baptism - The ancient manner of baptizing by immersion is as manifestly alluded to here, as the other manner of baptizing by sprinkling or pouring of water is, Heb 10:22. But no stress is laid on the age of the baptized, or the manner of performing it, in one or the other; but only on our being risen with Christ, through the powerful operation of God in the soul; which we cannot but know assuredly, if it really is so: and if we do not experience this, our baptism has not answered the end of its institution. By which ye are also risen with him - From the death of sin to the life of holiness. It does not appear, that in all this St. Paul speaks of justification at all, but of sanctification altogether.