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Colossians 2:3

    Colossians 2:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In whom are all the secret stores of wisdom and knowledge.

    Webster's Revision

    in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

    World English Bible

    in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 2:3

    In whom are hid - Or rather in which; referring to the mystery mentioned above. In this glorious scheme of Christianity all the treasures - the abundance and excellency, of wisdom and knowledge are contained. No scheme of salvation, or Divine knowledge, ever equalled in its depth and excellency the Gospel plan. A scheme which the wisdom of God alone could devise, and which his power and infinite mercy alone could accomplish.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 2:3

    In whom - Margin, "wherein." The more correct translation is "in whom." The reference is doubtless to Christ, as his name is the immediate antecedent, and as what is affirmed here properly appertains to him.

    Are hid - Like treasures that are concealed or garnered up. It does not mean that none of those "treasures" had been developed; but that, so to speak, Christ, as Mediator, was the great treasure-house where were to be found all the wisdom and knowledge needful for people.

    All the treasures - It is common to compare any thing valuable with "treasures" of silver or gold. The idea here is, that in reference to the wisdom and knowledge needful for us, Christ is what abundant treasures are in reference to the supply of our wants.

    Wisdom - The wisdom needful for our salvation. Notes, 1 Corinthians 1:24.

    And knowledge - The knowledge which is requisite to guide us in the way to life. Christ is able to instruct us in all that it is desirable for us to know, so that it is not necessary for us to apply to philosophy, or to the teachings of human beings.