Colossians 1:19
New International Version
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

New Living Translation
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,

English Standard Version
For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

Berean Study Bible
For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him,

Berean Literal Bible
because all the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him,

King James Bible
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

New King James Version
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

New American Standard Bible
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,

NASB 1995
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,

NASB 1977
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him,

Amplified Bible
For it pleased the Father for all the fullness [of deity—the sum total of His essence, all His perfection, powers, and attributes] to dwell [permanently] in Him (the Son),

Christian Standard Bible
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him,

American Standard Version
For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fulness dwell;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in him All Fullness is pleased to dwell,

Contemporary English Version
God himself was pleased to live fully in his Son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father, that all fullness should dwell;

English Revised Version
For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fulness dwell;

Good News Translation
For it was by God's own decision that the Son has in himself the full nature of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God was pleased to have all of himself live in Christ.

International Standard Version
For God was pleased to have all of his divine essence inhabit him.

Literal Standard Version
because all the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him,

NET Bible
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son

New Heart English Bible
For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him,

Weymouth New Testament
For it was the Father's gracious will that the whole of the divine perfections should dwell in Him.

World English Bible
For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him;

Young's Literal Translation
because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Supremacy of Christ
18And 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. 19For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, 20and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood of His cross.…

Cross References
John 1:16
From His fullness we have all received grace upon grace.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

Ephesians 1:5
He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will,

Colossians 2:9
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form.


Treasury of Scripture

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;

Colossians 2:3,9
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…

Colossians 3:11
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Matthew 11:25-27
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes…









(19) For it pleased the Father.--(1) The construction is doubtful. There is nothing corresponding to "the Father" in the original. Our rendering involves the supply of the nominative God, i.e., "the Father," or Christ to the verb, so that the sentence may run, the Father or Christ determined of His good pleasure that, &c. The supply of the nominative "Christ" is easier grammatically; but it accords ill with the invariable reference of all things, both by our Lord Himself and His Apostles, ultimately to the good pleasure of the Father. Moreover, the verb is so constantly used of God that the supply of the nominative "God," though unexampled, is far from inadmissible. The simplest grammatical construction would, indeed, be to take "the fulness" as the nominative, and render for in Him all the fulness (of God) was pleased to dwell. But the personification of "the fulness," common in Gnostic speculation, is hardly after the manner of St. Paul. Perhaps, on the whole, the rendering of our version (which is usually adopted) is to be preferred; especially as it suits better with the following verse. (2) The sense is, however, quite clear, and is enforced by Colossians 2:9, "In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." On the word "fulness" (pleroma), see Note on Ephesians 1:23. The "fulness of the Godhead" is the essential nature, comprising all the attributes, of Godhead. The indwelling of such Deity in the humanity of Christ is the ground of all His exaltation as the "Head," "the beginning," the "firstborn from the dead," and the triumphant King, on which St. Paul had already dwelt. By it alone can He be the true Mediator between God and man.

Verse 19.

(b) For in Him he was pleased that all the fulness should dwell;

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

[God] was pleased [to have]
εὐδόκησεν (eudokēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2106: To be well-pleased, think it good, be resolved. From eu and dokeo; to think well of, i.e. Approve; specially, to approbate.

all
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

[His]
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fullness
πλήρωμα (plērōma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4138: From pleroo; repletion or completion, i.e. what fills, or what is filled.

dwell
κατοικῆσαι (katoikēsai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2730: To dwell in, settle in, be established in (permanently), inhabit. From kata and oikeo; to house permanently, i.e. Reside.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

Him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.


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