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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, (A)in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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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 attaining 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, in whom are hidden all (F)the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

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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, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge [regarding the word and purposes of God].

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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, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.(C)

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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;

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

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For (A)in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead [a]bodily;

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  1. Colossians 2:9 in bodily form

For in Him all the (A)fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

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For in Him all the fullness of Deity (the Godhead) dwells in bodily form [completely expressing the divine essence of God].

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For in Christ all the fullness(A) of the Deity lives in bodily form,

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For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

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