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Colossians 2:6

    Colossians 2:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord,'so walk in him,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    As, then, you took Christ Jesus the Lord, so go on in him,

    Webster's Revision

    As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord,'so walk in him,

    World English Bible

    As therefore you received Christ Jesus, the Lord, walk in him,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 2:6

    As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus - Many persons lay a certain stress on the words as and so, and make various fine heads of discourses from them; viz. As ye received Christ in a spirit of humility, so walk in him; as ye received him in a spirit of faith, so walk in him, etc., etc. This may be all proper in itself; but nothing of the kind was intended by the apostle. His meaning is simply this: Seeing ye have embraced the doctrine of Christ, continue to hold it fast, and not permit yourselves to be turned aside by sophistical or Judaizing teachers.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 2:6

    As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord - Have received him by faith as your Saviour, or as you were instructed respecting his rank, character, and work. The object here is to induce them not to swerve from the views which they had of Christ when he was made known to them. They had at first probably received their ideas of the Saviour from the apostle himself (see the Introduction); and, at any rate, the apostle designs to assure them that the views which they had when they "received him," were founded in truth.

    So walk in him - Continue in those views of Christ; live in the maintenance of them; let them regulate your whole conduct. The word walk, in the Scriptures, is used to denote the manner of life; and the sense here is, that they should live and act wholly under the influence of the conceptions which they had of the Saviour when they first embraced him. The particle "so" is supplied by our translators, and rather weakens the sense. No stress should be laid on it, as is often done. The meaning is, simply, "Since you have received Christ as your Lord, as he was preached to you, hold fast the doctrine which you have received, and do not permit yourselves to be turned aside by any Jewish teachers, or teachers of philosophy."

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 2:6

    2:6 So walk in him - In the same faith, love, holiness.