Colossians 2:1
Good News Translation
Let me tell you how hard I have worked for you and for the people in Laodicea and for all others who do not know me personally.

Contemporary English Version
I want you to know what a struggle I am going through for you, for God's people at Laodicea, and for all of those followers who have never met me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and for them that are at Laodicea and whosoever have not seen my face in the flesh:

New American Bible
For I want you to know how great a struggle I am having for you and for those in Laodicea and all who have not seen me face to face,

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For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and for them that are at Laodicea and whosoever have not seen my face in the flesh:

what.

Colossians 1:24,29 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church: . . .

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

Genesis 30:8 For whom Rachel said: God hath compared me with my sister, and I have prevailed: and she called him Nephthali.

Genesis 32:24-30 He remained alone; and behold, a man wrestled with him till morning. . . .

Hosea 12:3,4 In the womb he supplanted his brother: and by his strength he had success with an angel. . . .

Luke 22:44 And his sweat became as drops of blood, trickling down upon the ground.

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you.

Philippians 1:30 Having the same conflict as that which you have seen in me and now have heard of me.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offering up prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, was heard for his reverence.

conflict.

Colossians 4:13,15,16 For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you and for them that are at Laodicea and them at Hierapolis. . . .

Revelation 1:11 Saying: What thou seest, write in a book and send to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamus and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Revelation 3:14-22 And to the angel of the church of Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, who is the beginning of the creation of God: . . .

not.

Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in body, yet in spirit I am with you, rejoicing, and beholding your order and the steadfastness of your faith which is in Christ.

Acts 20:25,38 And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. . . .

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love: in whom also now though you see him not, you believe and, believing, shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorified;

Context
Absent in Body, Present in Spirit
1For I would have you know what manner of care I have for you and for them that are at Laodicea and whosoever have not seen my face in the flesh: 2That their hearts may be comforted, being instructed in charity and unto all riches of fulness of understanding, unto the knowledge of the mystery of God the Father and of Christ Jesus:…
Cross References
Philippians 1:30
Having the same conflict as that which you have seen in me and now have heard of me.

Colossians 1:29
Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

Colossians 4:13
For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you and for them that are at Laodicea and them at Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:15
Salute the brethren who are at Laodicea: and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.

Colossians 4:16
And when this epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that you read that which is of the Laodiceans.

Revelation 1:11
Saying: What thou seest, write in a book and send to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamus and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.

Additional Translations
I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me face to face,

For I want you to know how great a struggle I am having for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,

For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

For I would have you know what combat I have for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;

For I would have you know how greatly I strive for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

For I would have you know in how severe a struggle I am engaged on behalf of you and the brethren in Laodicea and of all who have not known me personally,

For I desire to have you know how greatly I struggle for you, and for those at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

For I wish you to know how great a conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh,
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