colossians

Col. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book V

For that the knowledge does not appertain to all, he expressly adds: "Being knit together in love, and unto all the riches of the full assurance of knowledge, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God in Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge."[115]

Col. 2:2 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book V

And again in another place he says: "To the acknowledgment of the mystery of God in Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."[147]

Col. 2:3 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book X

ield, indeed, seems to me according to these things to be the Scripture, which was planted with what is manifest in the words of the history, and the law, and the prophets, and the rest of the thoughts; for great and varied is the planting of the words in the whole Scripture; but the treasure hidden in the field is the thoughts concealed and lying under that which is manifest, "of wisdom hidden in a mystery," "even Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden."[26]

Col. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Athenagoras A Plea for the Christians

and who declare both their power in union and their distinction in order, called atheists? Nor is our teaching in what relates to the divine nature confined to these points; but we recognise also a multitude of angels and ministers,[34]

Col. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

I hear also those words of his, "And these things I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words, or one should enter in to spoil you."[122]

Col. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

But seeking ends in finding, driving out the empty trifling, and approving of the contemplation which confirms our faith. "And this I say, lest any man beguile you with enticing words,"[128]

Col. 2:4 - NIV, NAB - in Methodius Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna

blotted out the handwriting which was against us.[69]

Col. 2:5 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Fasting

If we also, in our diverse provinces, (but) present mutually in spirit,[96]

Col. 2:6 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith."[129]

Col. 2:6 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

"Beware lest any man spoil you of faith in Christ by philosophy and vain deceit," which does away with providence, "after the tradition of men; "for the philosophy which is in accordance with divine tradition establishes and confirms providence, which, being done away with, the economy of the Saviour appears a myth, while we are influenced "after the elements of the world, and not after Christ."[130]

Col. 2:6 - NIV, NAB - in Archelaus Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes

Beware lest any one spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead."[364]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book I

And again, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ; "[123]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

For Paul too, in the Epistles, plainly does not disparage philosophy; but deems it unworthy of the man who has attained to the elevation of the Gnostic, any more to go back to the Hellenic "philosophy," figuratively calling it the rudiments of this world,"[113]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

So also to the Colossians, who were Greek converts, "Beware lest any man spoil you by philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ,"[115]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

It is the prerogative of the Gnostic, then, to know how to make use of speech, and when, and how, and to whom. And already the apostle, by saying, "After the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ,"[230]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book VI

"Now the wild olive is inserted into the fatness of the olive,"[231]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul

The apostle, so far back as his own time, foresaw, indeed, that philosophy would do violent injury to the truth.[21]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

Writing to the Colossians, he says, "See that no one beguile you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, and contrary to the wisdom of the Holy Ghost."[77]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

When, again, he warns them to "beware of subtle words and philosophy," as being "a vain deceit," such as is "after the rudiments of the world" (not understanding thereby the mundane fabric of sky and earth, but worldly learning, and "the tradition of men," subtle in their speech and their philosophy),[888]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

Paul, indeed, observing that there are in Greek philosophy certain things not to be lightly esteemed, which are plausible in the eyes of the many, but which represent falsehood as truth, says with regard to such: "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."[10]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book IX

For it seems expedient that we, making an onslaught upon the opinion which constitutes the prime source of (contemporaneous) evils, should prove what are the originating principles[4]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Dubious Hippolytus Fragments

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit.[41]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Epistle LI

But there is a wide difference between Christians and philosophers. And when the apostle says, "Beware, lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit,"[22]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IX On the Advantage of Patience

Moreover, the blessed Apostle Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, and sent forth for the calling and training of the heathen, bears witness and instructs us, saying, "See that no man despoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ, because in Him dwelleth all the fulness of divinity."[4]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Gregory Thaumaturgus Oration and Panegyric Addressed to Origen

And accordingly, no one of the ancients has ever induced any one of the moderns, or those of the Peripatetic school, to turn to his way of thinking, and adopt his method of philosophizing; and, on the other band, none of the moderns has imposed his notions upon those of the ancient school. Nor, in short, has any one done so with any other.[90]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in Lactantius Divine Institutes Book III

But assuredly, because they contributed no advantage to life, they neither obeyed their own decrees, nor has any one been found, through so many ages, who lived in accordance with their laws. Therefore philosophy[61]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

wisdom and the "frivolous error of the plausible words of the wisdom of men,"[113]

Col. 2:8 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

"according to the will of the prince of the dominion of the air, and of the spirit which works in those men who will not obey, according to the training of this world, and not according to the doctrine of Christ."[114]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book I

and further, "In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead; "[46]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book III

for if in Its fulness It has baffled man's understanding, much more has a portion of It, especially when partaking of the fulness[82]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

Denote our bodies: God's true temple[225]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Origen de Principiis Book II

And when it is said "above thy fellows," it is meant that the grace of the Spirit was not given to it as to the prophets, but that the essential fulness of the Word of God Himself was in it, according to the saying of the apostle, "In whom dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."[88]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book V

en afterwards the world had attained unto its completion, there came down from above, for causes that we shall afterwards declare, in the time of Herod a certain man called Christ, with a threefold nature, and a threefold body, and a threefold power, (and) having in himself all (species of) concretions and potentialities (derivable) from the three divisions of the world; and that this, says (the Peratic), is what is spoken: "It pleased him that in him should dwell all fulness bodily,"[146]

Col. 2:9 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book X

that this is what has been declared, "in whom dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily."[12]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

These things, then, were given for a sign; but the signs were not unsymbolical, that is, neither unmeaning nor to no purpose, inasmuch as they were given by a wise Artist; but the circumcision after the flesh typified that after the Spirit. For "we," says the apostle, "have been circumcised with the circumcision made without hands."[189]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

"In Christo autem circumcisi estis, circumcisione non manu facta, in exspoliatione corporis carnis, in circumcisione Christi.[47]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

Thus, that which becomes a spoil when stripped off, was a vestment as long as it remained laid over. Hence the apostle, when he call circumcision "a putting off (or spoliation) of the flesh,"[54]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian To His Wife Book I

of God introducing the spiritual circumcision.[20]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Refutation of All Heresies Book VIII

(And the object of this was,) when the Archon condemned his own peculiar figment (of flesh) to death, (that is,) to the cross, that that soul which had been nourished in the body (born of the Virgin) might strip off that body and nail it to the (accursed) tree. (In this way the soul) would triumph by means of this (body) over principalities and powers,[23]

Col. 2:11 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Paul also, to the Colossians: "Ye are circumcised with the circumcision not made with hands in the putting off of the flesh, but with the circumcision of Christ."[49]

Col. 2:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

that we were then buried with Christ in baptism, and also raised again with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.[148]

Col. 2:12 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Repentance

of bestowing even on the unworthy, what He has engaged (to give); and they turn His liberality into slavery. But if it is of necessity that God grants us the symbol of death,[54]

Col. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Thanks to this simplicity of truth, so opposed to the subtlety and vain deceit of philosophy, we cannot possibly have any relish for such perverse opinions. Then, if God "quickens us together with Christ, forgiving us our trespasses,"[894]

Col. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On Modesty

For unto this end was manifested the Son of God, to undo the works of the devil: "for He has "undone" them withal, by setting man free through baptism, the "handwriting of death" having been "made a gift of" to him:[248]

Col. 2:13 - NIV, NAB - in Constitutions of the Holy Apostles Book VIII

and redeem them from the snare of the devil, and the ill-usage of the demons, and free them from every unlawful word, and every absurd practice and wicked thought; forgive them all their offences, both voluntary and involuntary, and blot out that handwriting which is against them,[65]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

pointing out thus that remission of sins which follows upon His advent, by which "He has destroyed the handwriting" of our debt, and "fastened it to the cross; "[151]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

Now those oblations are not according to the law, the handwriting of which the Lord took away from the midst by cancelling it;[77]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

was also necessary, (that figure) through which Jesus was to win the victory?[213]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian An Answer to the Jews

on which the "serpent" the devil was "made a show of,"[216]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Five Books in Reply to Marcion

Now triumphed over, to unequal[6]

Col. 2:14 - NIV, NAB - in Hippolytus Exegetical Fragments

and then, "Blotting out the handwriting of sins that was against us."[171]

Col. 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book I

" For if the people, according to them, are the subject of the prophecy, how is the man said to be led away to death because of the iniquities of the people of God, unless he be a different person from that people of God? And who is this person save Jesus Christ, by whose stripes they who believe on Him are healed, when "He had spoiled the principalities and powers (that were over us), and had made a show of them openly on His cross? "[106]

Col. 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book II

Entertaining, then, such exalted views regarding Jesus, not only with respect to the Deity within, and which was hidden from the view of the multitude, but with respect to the transfiguration of His body, which took place when and to whom He would, we say, that before Jesus had "put off the governments and powers,"[162]

Col. 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in A Treatise of Novatian Concerning the Trinity

, He spoiled powers, they being openly triumphed over in Himself,"[176]

Col. 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

But since "having put off from Himself the principalities and the powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over in the cross,"[128]

Col. 2:15 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

For perhaps also each of those who have been crucified with Christ puts off from himself the principalities and the powers, and makes a show of them and triumphs over them in the cross;[175]

Col. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

apostles ordained, that "we should not judge any one in respect to meat or drink, or in regard to a feast day, or the new moons, or the sabbaths."[81]

Col. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

Now tell me, Marcion, what is your opinion of the apostle's language, when he says, "Let no man judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath, which is a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ? "[895]

Col. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book VIII

It is to this practice of setting apart some days distinct from others, that Paul seems to me to refer in the expression, "part of the feast; "[44]

Col. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Polycrates of Ephesus

Those who in our own times have revived the observance of the Jewish Sabbath, show us how much may be said on their side,[3]

Col. 2:16 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

and on this account are condemned by the Jews as transgressors of law, he said therefore, somewhere, "Let no man therefore judge you in meat or in drink," etc.,[107]

Col. 2:17 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XII

and is a shadow of the things to come,[39]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus

who go into matters of which they have no perception.[66]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Clement of Alexandria Stromata Book III

Et rursus dicit: "Nemo vos seducat in voluntaria humilitatis religione, et parcimonia corporis."[68]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian The Prescription Against Heretics

The doctrine, however, of Simon's sorcery, which inculcated the worship of angels,[363]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

But when he blames those who alleged visions of angels as their authority for saying that men must abstain from meats-"you must not touch, you must not taste"-in a voluntary humility, (at the same time) "vainly puffed up in the fleshly mind, and not holding the Head,"[896]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Against Celsus Book V

customs, and converted afterwards to Christianity by a miraculous appearance of Jesus, the following words may be read in the Epistle to the Colossians: "Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind; and not holding the Head, from which all the body by joint and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God."[19]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise IX On the Advantage of Patience

and says: "See thou do it not; for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren. Worship Jesus the Lord."[57]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in Novation On the Jewish Meats

And such the apostle fitly rebuked, as "obeying the superstitions of angels, puffed up by their fleshly mind; not holding Christ the head, from whom all the body, joined together by links, and inwoven and grown together by mutual members in the bond of charity, increaseth to God; "[34]

Col. 2:18 - NIV, NAB - in The First Epistle of Clement Concerning Virginity

go wandering about idly, and exalt themselves, and make their boast" in the mind of the flesh."[110]

Col. 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book IV

-this man will first of all "hold the head, from which the whole body is compacted and bound together, and, through means of every joint according to the measure of the ministration of each several part, maketh increase of the body to the edification of itself in love."[450]

Col. 2:19 - NIV, NAB - in Irenaeus Against Heresies Book V

by His blood; and "holding the Head, from which the whole body of the Church, having been fitted together, takes increase"[125]

Col. 2:20 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian On the Resurrection of the Flesh

For he says in another passage also"How is it that you conduct yourselves as if you were even now living in the world? "[318]

Col. 2:20 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews

Of this same thing to the Colossians: "If ye be dead with Christ froth I the elements of the world, why still, as if living in the world, do ye follow vain things? "[447]

Col. 2:20 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Cyprian On the Glory of Martyrdom

Moreover also elsewhere, that be may exhort us to martyrdom, he has called us fellow-heirs with Christ; nay, that he might omit nothing, he says, "If ye are dead with Christ, why, as if living in the world, do ye make distinctions? "[27]

Col. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Novation On the Jewish Meats

but observing those things: "Touch not, taste not, handle not; which indeed seem to have a form of religion, in that the body is not spared."[35]

Col. 2:21 - NIV, NAB - in Origen Commentary on Matthew Book XI

For how could they be a plant of His Father who were offended at the words of Jesus, words which turn men away from the precept, "Handle not, nor taste, nor touch,-all which things were to perish in the using-after the precepts and doctrines of men,"[112]

Col. 2:22 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Against Marcion Book V

For Moses had evidently received the law from God. When, therefore, he speaks of their "following the commandments and doctrines of men,"[897]

Col. 2:23 - NIV, NAB - in Tertullian Of Patience

, finally, by the patience of the flesh, does battle under persecution. If flight press hard, the flesh wars with[148]