Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Colossians 2:5


For though 1  I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see 2  your morale 3  and the firmness of your faith in Christ.


Ru 1:18; 2Ch 29:35; Ps 78:8,37; Ac 2:42; 1Co 5:3,4; 1Co 11:34; 1Co 14:40; 1Co 15:58; 1Co 16:13; Col 2:1; 1Th 2:17; 1Th 3:8; Heb 3:14; Heb 6:19; 1Pe 5:9; 2Pe 3:17,18

NET © Notes

tn The conditional particle εἰ (ei) together with καί (kai) here indicates a first class condition in Greek and carries a concessive force, especially when seen in contrast to the following phrase which begins with ἀλλά (alla).

tn Grk “rejoicing and seeing.”

tn The Greek word τάξις can mean “order,” “discipline,” or even “unbroken ranks” (REB).

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