that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, [a]both of the Father and of Christ,

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  1. Colossians 2:2 NU omits both of the Father and

that their (A)hearts may be encouraged, having been (B)knit together in love, and that they would attain to all (C)the wealth [a]that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a (D)true knowledge of (E)God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,

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  1. Colossians 2:2 Lit of the full assurance

[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] [a]love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the [b]mystery of God, that is, Christ,

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  1. Colossians 2:2 See note 1:4.
  2. Colossians 2:2 See note 1:26.

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart(A) and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery(B) of God, namely, Christ,

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

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Unity and Diversity in One Body(A)

12 For (B)as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, (C)so also is Christ.

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12 For just (A)as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though they are many, are one body, (B)so also is Christ.

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12 For just as the body is one and yet has many parts, and all the parts, though many, form [only] one body, so [a]it is with Christ.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 12:12 Lit is Christ.

Unity and Diversity in the Body

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body,(A) so it is with Christ.(B)

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12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

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13 till we all come to the unity of the faith (A)and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to (B)a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

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13 until we all attain to (A)the unity of the faith, and of the [a](B)knowledge of the Son of God, to a (C)mature man, to the measure of the stature [b]which belongs to the (D)fullness of Christ.

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  1. Ephesians 4:13 Or true knowledge
  2. Ephesians 4:13 Lit of the fullness

13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].

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13 until we all reach unity(A) in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God(B) and become mature,(C) attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.(D)

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13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

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that you may (A)with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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so that with one purpose and one [a]voice you may glorify (A)the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. Romans 15:6 Lit mouth

so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify and praise and honor the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify(A) the God and Father(B) of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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(A)fulfill my joy (B)by being like-minded, having the same love, being of (C)one accord, of one mind.

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(A)make my joy complete [a]by (B)being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

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  1. Philippians 2:2 Lit that you be