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Colossians 1:19 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For it was the good pleasure [of the Father] that in him should all the fulness dwell;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For it was the [Father’s] good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fullness dwell;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for in him all the fulness [of the Godhead] was pleased to dwell,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because, in him, was all the fullness well pleased to dwell,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because in him, it hath well pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulnesse dwell,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For in him (the Father) hath willed all fulness to dwell;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For it pleased [the Father], that in him all fullness should dwell;

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3754
(3754) Complement
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
it pleased 2106
{2106} Prime
εὐδοκέω
eudokeo
{yoo-dok-eh'-o}
From G2095 and G1380; to think well of, that is, approve (an act); specifically to approbate (a person or thing).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
[the Father] that y3754
[3754] Standard
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
him 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
should y2730
[2730] Standard
κατοικέω
katoikeo
{kat-oy-keh'-o}
From G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
fulness 4138
{4138} Prime
πλήρωμα
pleroma
{play'-ro-mah}
From G4137; repletion or completion, that is, (subjectively) what fills (as contents, supplement, copiousness, multitude), or (objectively) what is filled (as container, performance, period).
dwell; 2730
{2730} Prime
κατοικέω
katoikeo
{kat-oy-keh'-o}
From G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, that is, reside (literally or figuratively).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 1:19

_ _ Greek, “(God) was well pleased,” etc.

_ _ in him — that is, in the Son (Matthew 3:17).

_ _ all fulness — rather as Greek, “all the fullness,” namely, of God, whatever divine excellence is in God the Father (Colossians 2:9; Ephesians 3:19; compare John 1:16; John 3:34). The Gnostics used the term “fullness,” for the assemblage of emanations, or angelic powers, coming from God. The Spirit presciently by Paul warns the Church, that the true “fullness” dwells in Christ alone. This assigns the reason why Christ takes precedence of every creature (Colossians 1:15). For two reasons Christ is Lord of the Church: (1) Because the fullness of the divine attributes (Colossians 1:19) dwells in Him, and so He has the power to govern the universe; (2) Because (Colossians 1:20) what He has done for the Church gives Him the right to preside over it.

_ _ should ... dwell — as in a temple (John 2:21). This indwelling of the Godhead in Christ is the foundation of the reconciliation by Him [Bengel]. Hence the “and” (Colossians 1:20) connects as cause and effect the two things, the Godhead in Christ, and the reconciliation by Christ.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 1:12-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 1:19

For it pleased the Father that all fulness — All the fulness of God. Should dwell in him — Constantly, as in a temple; and always ready for our approach to him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 1:19

For it pleased [the Father] that in him should (m) all fulness dwell;

(m) Most plentiful abundance of all things pertaining to God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
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. ... All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and [he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
John 1:16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him].
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ:
Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
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