New Living Translation
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.
King James Bible
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Darby Bible Translation
For in him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily;
World English Bible
For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,
Young's Literal Translation
because in him doth tabernacle all the fulness of the Godhead bodily,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:9 For in him dwelleth - Inhabiteth, continually abideth, all the fulness of the Godhead. Believers are filled with all the fulness of God, Eph 3:19. But in Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead; the most full Godhead; not only divine powers, but divine nature, Col 1:19. Bodily - Personally, really, substantially. The very substance of God, if one might so speak, dwells in Christ in the most full sense.
I shall this morning, by God's help, address you upon the two portions of the text. First, I shall endeavour to describe Christ as spoiling his enemies on the cross; and having done that I shall lead your imagination and your faith further on to see the Saviour in triumphal procession upon his cross, leading his enemies captive, and making a shew of them openly before the eyes of the astonished universe. I.First, our faith is invited this morning to behold CHRIST MAKING A SPOIL OF PRINCIPALITIES …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
A Warning to Believers
Conflict and Comfort.
Bands of Love; Or, Union to Christ. "I Drew them with Cords of a Man, with Bands of Love: and I was to them as they that Take Off the Yoke on their Jaws, and I Laid Meat unto Them. " --Hosea xi. 4.
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
And since this is true, we shouldn't think of God as an idol designed by craftsmen from gold or silver or stone.
2 Corinthians 5:19
For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ,
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