Colossians 2:19
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New International Version
They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.

New Living Translation
and they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.

English Standard Version
and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

Berean Study Bible
and he loses connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow.

Berean Literal Bible
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the whole body, being supplied and being knit together by the joints and ligaments, increases with the increase of God.

New American Standard Bible
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He doesn't hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, nourished and held together by its ligaments and tendons, develops with growth from God.

International Standard Version
He does not hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, which is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God enables it.

NET Bible
He has not held fast to the head from whom the whole body, supported and knit together through its ligaments and sinews, grows with a growth that is from God.

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And is not holding The Head, from whom the whole body is constructed and settled in the joints and members, and grows with the growth of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He doesn't hold on to [Christ,] the head. Christ makes the whole body grow as God wants it to, through support and unity given by the joints and ligaments.

New American Standard 1977
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, fed and united by its joints and bonds, grows in the increase of God.

King James 2000 Bible
And not holding the Head, from whom all the body by joints and ligaments having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increases with the increase of God.

American King James Version
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth unto the increase of God.

Darby Bible Translation
and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
Such a one does not keep his hold upon Christ, the Head, from whom the Body, in all its parts nourished and strengthened by its points of contact and its connections, grows with a divine growth.

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.

Young's Literal Translation
and not holding the head, from which all the body -- through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together -- may increase with the increase of God.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:18-23 It looked like humility to apply to angels, as if men were conscious of their unworthiness to speak directly to God. But it is not warrantable; it is taking that honour which is due to Christ only, and giving it to a creature. There really was pride in this seeming humility. Those who worship angels, disclaim Christ, who is the only Mediator between God and man. It is an insult to Christ, who is the Head of the church, to use any intercessors but him. When men let go their hold of Christ, they catch at what will stand them in no stead. The body of Christ is a growing body. And true believers cannot live in the fashions of the world. True wisdom is, to keep close to the appointments of the gospel; in entire subjection to Christ, who is the only Head of his church. Self-imposed sufferings and fastings, might have a show of uncommon spirituality and willingness for suffering, but this was not in any honour to God. The whole tended, in a wrong manner, to satisfy the carnal mind, by gratifying self-will, self-wisdom, self-righteousness, and contempt of others. The things being such as carry not with them so much as the show of wisdom; or so faint a show that they do the soul no good, and provide not for the satisfying of the flesh. What the Lord has left indifferent, let us regard as such, and leave others to the like freedom; and remembering the passing nature of earthly things, let us seek to glorify God in the use of them.
Study Bible
Alive in Christ
18Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a man is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind, 19and he loses connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow. 20If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations:…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a member of it.

Ephesians 1:22
And God put everything under His feet and made Him head over everything for the church,

Ephesians 1:23
which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.

Ephesians 2:21
In Him the whole building is fitted together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

Ephesians 4:16
From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love.

Colossians 1:18
And He is the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning and firstborn from among the dead, so that in all things He may have preeminence.

Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,
Treasury of Scripture

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.

not.

Colossians 2:6-9 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him…

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, …

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

Galatians 5:2-4 Behold, I Paul say to you, that if you be circumcised, Christ shall …

1 Timothy 2:4-6 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth…

all.

Ephesians 4:15,16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, …

by.

Job 19:9-12 He has stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head…

Psalm 139:15,16 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and …

nourishment.

John 15:4-6 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, …

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild …

Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes …

knit.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

John 17:21 That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, …

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul…

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not …

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Corinthians 10:16,17 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the …

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members …

Ephesians 4:3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Philippians 2:2-5 Fulfill you my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, …

1 Peter 3:8 Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, …

increaseth.

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful …

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that …

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

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