Colossians 2:3
New International Version
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

New Living Translation
In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

English Standard Version
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Berean Literal Bible
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

King James Bible
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
but all wisdom and knowledge are hidden away in him.

Good News Translation
He is the key that opens all the hidden treasures of God's wisdom and knowledge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.

International Standard Version
In him are stored all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

NET Bible
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Him in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Christ.

New American Standard 1977
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

American King James Version
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

American Standard Version
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
in which are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge.

English Revised Version
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Webster's Bible Translation
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Weymouth New Testament
In Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are stored up, hidden from view.

World English Bible
in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden.

Young's Literal Translation
in whom are all the treasures of the wisdom and the knowledge hid,
Study Bible
Absent in Body, Present in Spirit
2that 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, 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I say this so that no one will deceive you by smooth rhetoric.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment the king had given, they stood in awe of him, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him--the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

Isaiah 40:14
Whom did He consult to enlighten Him, and who taught Him the paths of justice? Who imparted knowledge to Him and showed Him the way of understanding?

Luke 11:49
Because of this, the Wisdom of God said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and others they will persecute.'

Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Colossians 1:28
We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

2 Peter 1:5
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge;

Treasury of Scripture

In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

In whom.

Colossians 1:9,19
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; …

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Romans 11:33
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

hid.

Colossians 3:3
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Job 28:21
Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;







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

whom
(hō)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

are
εἰσιν (eisin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

hidden
ἀπόκρυφοι (apokryphoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 614: Hidden away, secret, stored up. From apokrupto; secret; by implication, treasured.

all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

treasures
θησαυροὶ (thēsauroi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2344: A store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store. From tithemi; a deposit, i.e. Wealth.

of wisdom
σοφίας (sophias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4678: Wisdom, insight, skill (human or divine), intelligence. From sophos; wisdom.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

knowledge.
γνώσεως (gnōseōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1108: Knowledge, doctrine, wisdom. From ginosko; knowing, i.e. knowledge.
(3) In whom are hid all the treasures.--The order of the original is curious: "in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, as hidden treasures." The word "hidden" (apocryphi) is an almost technical word for secret teaching given only to the initiated; used originally as a term of honour (as the participle of the kindred verb is used in 1Corinthians 2:7-8, "the wisdom of God in mystery, even the hidden wisdom . . . which none of the princes of this world knew"), afterwards, from the character of these "apocryphal" books, coming to signify spurious and heretical. St. Paul evidently takes up here a word, used by the pretenders to a special and abstruse knowledge, and applies it to the "heavenly things" which He alone knows "who is in heaven" (John 3:12-13). From our full comprehension they are hidden; if ever we know them, it will not be till "we know even as we are known." But the previous words show that we can have full practical apprehension of them by our knowledge of Christ, who knows them--a knowledge begun in faith, and perfected chiefly in love.

Wisdom and knowledge.--Comp. Romans 11:33 and 1Corinthians 12:8 ("the word of wisdom" . . . "the word of knowledge"). On the true sense of "wisdom" and its relation to other less perfect gifts, as "prudence," "intelligence," "knowledge," see Note on Ephesians 1:8. "Knowledge" is clearly the development of wisdom in spiritual perception, as "intelligence" in testing and harmonising such perception, and "prudence" in making them, so tested, the guide of life. The word "knowledge" (gnosis) was the word which, certainly afterwards, probably even then, was the watchword of "Gnosticism"--the unbridled and fantastic spirit of metaphysical and religious speculation then beginning to infest all Christian thought. It can hardly be accidental that St. Paul here, as elsewhere, subordinates it to the higher gift of wisdom.

Verse 3. - In whom (or, which) are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden(ly) (Ephesians 1:8, 9; Ephesians 3:8; Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 1:5, 6, 30; 1 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 4:3). Bengel, Meyer, Alford, and others make the relative pronoun neuter, referring to "mystery;" but "Christ," the nearer antecedent, is preferable (vers. 9, 10; Colossians 1:16, 17, 19). In him the apostle finds what false teachers sought elsewhere, a satisfaction for the intellect as well as for the heart - treasures of wisdom and knowledge to enrich the understanding, and unsearchable mysteries to exercise the speculative reason. "Hidden" is, therefore, a secondary predicate: in whom are these treasures, - as hidden treasures" (Ellicott, Lightfoot). (For a similar emphasis of position, compare "made complete," ver. 10, and "seated," Colossians 3:1.) Meyer and Alford, with the Vulgate, make "hidden" an attributive: "in whom are hidden treasures." Chrysostom and leading versions make it primary predicate: "in whom are hidden," etc., against the order of the words. This word also belongs to the dialect of the mystic theosophists (see note, Colossians 1:27: comp. 1 Corinthians 2:6-16; Isaiah 45:3; Proverbs 2:1-11). (On "wisdom," see note, Colossians 1:9.) Knowledge (γνῶσις, not ἐπίγνωσις, ver. 2; Colossians 1:9; Colossians 3:10; for this phrase is more comprehensive) is the more objective and purely intellectual side of wisdom (comp. Romans 11:33). 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.
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