Colossians 2:2
Good News Translation
I do this in order that they may be filled with courage and may be drawn together in love, and so have the full wealth of assurance which true understanding brings. In this way they will know God's secret, which is Christ himself.

Contemporary English Version
I do it to encourage them. Then as their hearts are joined together in love, they will be wonderfully blessed with complete understanding. And they will truly know Christ. Not only is he the key to God's mystery,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That 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:

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That 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:

their.

Colossians 4:8 What I have sent to you for this same purpose, that he may know the things that concern you and comfort your hearts:

Isaiah 40:1 Be comforted, be comforted, my people, saith your God.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing: that you may abound in hope and in the power of the Holy Ghost.

2 Corinthians 1:4-6 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we also may be able to comfort them who are in all distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God. . . .

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace, . . .

being.

Colossians 3:14 But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection.

Psalm 133:1 A gradual canticle of David. Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity:

John 17:21 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul. Neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own: but all things were common unto them.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek: there is neither bond nor free: there is neither male nor female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration:

1 John 4:12,13 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abideth in us: and his charity is perfected in us. . . .

all.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ, in you the hope of glory.

of the full.

Isaiah 32:17 And the work of justice shall be peace, and the service of justice quietness, and security for ever.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

Hebrews 6:11 And we desire that every one of you shew forth the same carefulness to the accomplishing of hope unto the end:

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart, in fulness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with clean water.

2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore, brethren, labour the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election. For doing these things, you shall not sin at any time.

1 John 3:19 In this we know that we are of the truth and in his sight shall persuade our hearts.

understanding.

John 6:69 And we have believed and have known that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now, we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God: that we may know the things that are given us from God.

Ephesians 1:17-19 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation, in the knowledge of him: . . .

Ephesians 3:9,10 And to enlighten all men, that they may see what is the dispensation of the mystery which hath been hidden from eternity in God who created all things: . . .

Philippians 3:8 Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ.

2 Peter 1:3 As all things of his divine power which appertain to life and godliness are given us through the knowledge of him who hath called us by his own proper glory and virtue.

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and unto the day of eternity, Amen.

to the.

Colossians 1:9 Therefore we also, from the day that we heard it, cease not to pray for you and to beg that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding:

1 John 5:7 And there are Three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.

of the Father.

Colossians 1:15-17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: . . .

Isaiah 53:11 Because his soul hath laboured, he shall see and be filled: by his knowledge shall this my just servant justify many, and he shall bear their iniquities.

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, for I am the Lord that exercise mercy, and judgment, and justice in the earth: for these things please me, saith the Lord.

Matthew 11:25,27 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones. . . .

Luke 10:21,22 In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. . . .

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. . . .

John 5:17,23 But Jesus answered them: My Father worketh until now; and I work. . . .

John 10:30,38 I and the Father are one. . . .

John 14:9-11 Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou: Shew us the Father? . . .

John 16:15 All things whatsoever the Father hath are mine. Therefore I said that he shall receive of me and shew it to you.

John 17:21-23 That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. . . .

1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.

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: 3In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard the judgment which the king had judged, and they feared the king, seeing that the wisdom of God was in him to do judgment.

Matthew 13:11
Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

Luke 1:1
Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a narration of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Romans 2:4
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience and longsuffering? Knowest thou not that the benignity of God leadeth thee to penance?

Romans 16:25
Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from eternity;

1 Corinthians 14:31
For you may all prophesy, one by one, that all may learn and all may be exhorted.

Ephesians 1:7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins, according to the riches of his, grace,

Ephesians 1:18
The eyes of your heart enlightened that you may know what the hope is of his calling and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

Ephesians 3:3
How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me, as I have written above in a few words:

Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened by his Spirit with might unto the inward man:

Ephesians 6:22
Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose: that you may know the things concerning us, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Colossians 1:26
The mystery which hath been hidden from ages and generations, but now is manifested to his saints,

Colossians 2:19
And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth into the increase of God.

Colossians 4:3
Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound):

Colossians 4:8
What I have sent to you for this same purpose, that he may know the things that concern you and comfort your hearts:

1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

Additional Translations
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,

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and to all the riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, which is Christ,

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ,

to the end that their hearts may be encouraged, being united together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to [the] full knowledge of the mystery of God;

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, even Christ,

That their hearts may be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

in order that their hearts may be cheered, they themselves being welded together in love and enjoying all the advantages of a reasonable certainty, till at last they attain the full knowledge of God's truth, which is Christ Himself.

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,
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