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Colossians 2:7

    Colossians 2:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Rooted and based together in him, strong in the faith which the teaching gave you, giving praise to God at all times.

    Webster's Revision

    rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

    World English Bible

    rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, even as you were taught, abounding in it in thanksgiving.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    rooted and builded up in him, and stablished in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 2:7

    Rooted and built up in him - It is not usual with the apostle to employ this double metaphor, taken partly from the growth of a tree and the increase of a building. They are to be rooted; as the good seed had been already sown, it is to take root, and the roots are to spread far, wide, and deep. They are to be grounded; as the foundation has already been laid, they are to build thereon. In the one case, they are to bear much fruit; in the other, they are to grow up to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. See the notes on Ephesians 2:21, Ephesians 2:22 (note); Ephesians 3:17 (note).

    Abounding therein with thanksgiving - No limitation is ever set to the operations of God on the soul, or to the growth of the soul in the knowledge, love, and image of God. Those who are brought into such a state of salvation should abound in gratitude and loving obedience, as they grow in grace.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 2:7

    Rooted ...in him - As a tree strikes its roots deep in the earth, so our faith should strike deep into the doctrine respecting the Saviour. See the phrase used here explained in the parallel place in Ephesians 3:17.

    And established in the faith, as ye have been taught - To wit, by the founders of the church, and by those faithful ministers who had succeeded them; Notes, Colossians 1:7.

    Abounding therein with thanksgiving - Expressing overflowing thanks to God that you have been made acquainted with truths so precious and glorious. If there is any thing for which we ought to be thankful, it is for the knowledge of the great truths respecting our Lord and Saviour.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 2:7

    2:7 Rooted in him - As the vine. Built - On the sure foundation.