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Colossians 2:19

    Colossians 2:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And not joined to the Head, from whom all the body, being given strength and kept together through its joins and bands, has its growth with the increase of God.

    Webster's Revision

    and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increasing with the increase of God.

    World English Bible

    and not holding firmly to the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and ligaments, grows with God's growth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and not holding fast the Head, from whom all the body, being supplied and knit together through the joints and bands, increaseth with the increase of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 2:19

    And not holding the Head - Not acknowledging Jesus Christ as the only Savior of mankind, and the only Head or chief of the Christian Church, on whom every member of it depends, and from whom each derives both light and life. For a farther explanation of these words see the notes on Ephesians 4:16, where the figures and phraseology are the same.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 2:19

    And not holding the Head - Not holding the true doctrine respecting the Great Head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ; Notes, Ephesians 1:22. This is regarded here as essential to the maintenance of all the other doctrines of religion. He who has just views of the Redeemer will not be in much danger of erring respecting the other points of religious belief.

    From which all the body ... - This passage is almost word for word the same as in Ephesians 4:15-16. See it explained in the notes there.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 2:19

    2:19 And not holding the head - He does not hold Christ, who does not trust in him alone. All the members are nourished by faith, and knit together by love and mutual sympathy.