Colossians 2:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,

New Living Translation
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him.

English Standard Version
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,

New American Standard Bible
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,

International Standard Version
So then, just as you have received the Messiah Jesus the Lord, continue to live dependent on him.

NET Bible
Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore, just as you have received Yeshua The Messiah Our Lord, walk in him,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You received Christ Jesus the Lord, so continue to live as Christ's people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore in the manner in which ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him,

King James 2000 Bible
As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him:

American King James Version
As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
As therefore you have received Jesus Christ the Lord, walk ye in him;

Darby Bible Translation
As therefore ye have received the Christ, Jesus the Lord, walk in him,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

Weymouth New Testament
As therefore you have received the Christ, even Jesus our Lord, live and act in vital union with Him;

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

Young's Literal Translation
as, then, ye did receive Christ Jesus the Lord, in him walk ye,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

2:1-7 The soul prospers when we have clear knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus. When we not only believe with the heart, but are ready, when called, to make confession with the mouth. Knowledge and faith make a soul rich. The stronger our faith, and the warmer our love, the more will our comfort be. The treasures of wisdom are hid, not from us, but for us, in Christ. These were hid from proud unbelievers, but displayed in the person and redemption of Christ. See the danger of enticing words; how many are ruined by the false disguises and fair appearances of evil principles and wicked practices! Be aware and afraid of those who would entice to any evil; for they aim to spoil you. All Christians have, in profession at least, received Jesus Christ the Lord, consented to him, and taken him for theirs. We cannot be built up in Christ, or grow in him, unless we are first rooted in him, or founded upon him. Being established in the faith, we must abound therein, and improve in it more and more. God justly withdraws this benefit from those who do not receive it with thanksgiving; and gratitude for his mercies is justly required by God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him (Philippians 1:27; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; 1 Corinthians 15:1, 2; Galatians 3:2-4; Galatians 5:1; Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 4:14; Hebrews 10:23; John 7:17; John 15:5-10; Romans 3:11). Such a walk will be consistent with their previous steadfastness, and will lead them to larger spiritual attainments (Colossians 1:10; see note). "Ye received" (παραλαμβάνω, not δέχομαι, as in Colossians 4:10: comp. 1 Thessalonians 2:13) reminds the Colossians of what they had received (compare" ye were taught," ver. 7 and Colossians 1:7) rather than of the way of their receiving it. "Christ Jesus the Lord," is literally, the Christ Jesus, the Lord - an expression found besides only in Ephesians 3:11 (Revised Text). The prefixed article points out Christ Jesus in his full style and title as the Person whom the Colossians had received, and received as the Lord. "The Lord" has a predicative force, as in 1 Corinthians 12:3 (R.V.); 2 Corinthians 4:5; Philippians 2:11. "Jesus is Lord" was the testing watchword applied in the discerning of spirits; "Jesus Christ is Lord" is to be the final confession of a reconciled universe; and "Christ Jesus is Lord" is the rule of faith that guides all conduct and tests all doctrine within the Church (comp. ver. 19; Romans 16:18). It is "a summary of the whole Christian confession" (Meyer). To vindicate this lordship, on which the Colossian error trenched so seriously, is the main object of the Epistle (Colossians 1:13-20). We must not, therefore, with Alford, Lightfoot, Hofmann, analyze "the Christ Jesus:" "Ye received the Christ, (namely) Jesus, who is the Lord." The writer has already used "Christ Jesus" as a single proper name at the outset (Colossians 1:1, 4); and it was the lordship of Christ Jesus, not the Messiahship of Jesus, that was now in question. In Acts 18:5, 28 the situation is entirely different. In the following clause, "in him" is emphatic, as in ver. 7 (compare the predominant αὐτός of Colossians 1:16-22; Colossians 2:9-15). Hence the contradiction of figure, "walk, rooted, and builded up," does not obtrude itself. (On "walk," see note, Colossians 1:10; and on "in Christ" in this connection, see notes, Colossians 1:4; Colossians 2:10; and comp. Romans 6:3-11; Romans 8:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 15:1-7.)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,.... Receiving Christ is believing in him: faith is the eye of the soul, that sees the beauty, glory, fulness, and suitableness of Christ; the foot that goes to him, and the hand that takes hold on him, and the arm that receives and embraces him; so that this is not a receiving him into the head by notion, but into the heart by faith; and not in part only, but in whole: faith receives a whole Christ, his person as God and man; him in all his offices, as prophet, priest, and King; particularly as a Saviour and Redeemer, he being under that character so exceeding suitable to the case of a sensible sinner; and it receives all blessings of grace along with him, from him, and through him; as a justifying righteousness, remission of sins, adoption of children, grace for grace, and an inheritance among all them that are sanctified; and both Christ and them, as the free grace gifts of God; which men are altogether undeserving of, and cannot possibly give any valuable consideration for: so these Colossians had received Christ gladly, joyfully, willingly, and with all readiness; and especially as "the Lord", on which there is a peculiar emphasis in the text; they had received him and believed in him, as the one and only Lord and head of the church; as the one and only Mediator between God and man, to the exclusion of angels, the worship of which the false teachers were introducing; they had received the doctrines of Christ, and not the laws of Moses, which judaizing preachers were desirous of joining with them; they had heard and obeyed the Son, and not the servant; they had submitted to the authority of Christ as King of saints, and had been subject to his ordinances; wherefore the apostle exhorts them to continue and go on, believing in him, and holding to him the head:

so walk ye in him; not only in imitation of him as he walked, in the exercise of grace, as love, patience, humility, and meekness, and in the discharge of duty; but by faith in him, going on in a way of believing in him, always looking to him, leaning on him, and deriving grace and strength from him: to walk in Christ, is to walk in and after the Spirit of Christ, under his influence, by his direction, and through his assistance; and to walk in the doctrine of Christ, abiding by it, and increasing in the knowledge of it; and to walk in the ordinances of Christ, which with ills presence and spirit, are ways of pleasantness and paths of peace: particularly here it may signify, to make use of Christ, and walk on in him, as the way, truth, and the life; as the only way of access to God, and acceptance with him; as the way of salvation, as the only true way to eternal life and happiness, in opposition to every creature, angels, or men; the worshipping of the one, or works done by the other.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. "As therefore ye received (once for all; the aorist tense; from Epaphras) Jesus the Christ as your Lord (compare 1Co 12:3; 2Co 4:5; Php 3:8), so walk in Him." He says not merely, "Ye received" the doctrine of Christ, but "Jesus" Himself; this is the essence of faith (Joh 14:21, 23; Ga 1:16). Ye have received once for all the Spirit of life in Christ; carry into practice that life in your walk (Ga 5:25). This is the main scope of the Epistle.

Colossians 2:6 Additional Commentaries
Alive in Christ
6Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.…
Cross References
Galatians 3:26
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,

Ephesians 4:1
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Colossians 1:10
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
Treasury of Scripture

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


Matthew 10:40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

John 1:12,13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the …

John 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives …

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of …

1 John 5:11,12,20 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and …

2 John 1:8,9 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have worked, …

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …


Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the …

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man …

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk …

Ephesians 5:1,2 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

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

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

1 John 2:6 He that said he stays in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

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