KJV—For this cause we also, since the day
we heard it, do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled with
the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; That ye might walk
worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work, and increasing
in the knowledge of God.
Amp—For this reason, we also, from the
day we heard of it, have not ceased to
pray and make [special] request for you,
[asking] that you may be filled with the full
(deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all
spiritual wisdom [that is, in comprehensive
insight into the ways and purposes of God]
and in understanding and discernment of
spiritual things. That you may walk (live and
conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of
the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring
to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in
every good work and steadily growing and
increasing in (and by) the knowledge of
God—with fuller, deeper and clearer insight,
acquaintance and recognition.
Moffatt—Hence, from the day we heard of
it, we have never ceased to pray for you,
asking God to fill you with the knowledge
of his will in all spiritual wisdom and insight,
so that you may lead a life that is worthy
of the Lord and give him entire satisfaction.
May you be fruitful and increase in the doing
of all good, as you thus know God!
NIV—For this reason, since the day we
heard about you, we have not stopped
praying for you and asking God to fill you
with the knowledge of his will through all
spiritual wisdom and understanding. And
we pray this in order that you may live a
life worthy of the Lord and may please him
in every way: bearing fruit in every good
work, growing in the knowledge of God.
KJV—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.
Amp—[For my concern is] that their hearts
may be braced (comforted, cheered and
encouraged) as they are knit together in
love, that they may come to have all the
abounding wealth and blessings of assured
conviction of understanding, and that they
may become progressively more intimately
acquainted with, and may know more definitely
and accurately and thoroughly, that
mystic secret of God [which is] Christ, the
In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom,
[of comprehensive insight into the
ways and purposes of God], and [all the
riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment
are stored up and lie hidden.
Moffatt—May their hearts be encouraged!
May they learn the meaning of love! May
they have all the wealth of conviction that
comes from insight! May they learn to know
that open secret of God, the Father of Christ,
in whom all the treasures of wisdom and
knowledge lie hidden!
NIV—My purpose is that they may be
encouraged in heart and united in love, so
that they may have the full riches of complete
understanding, in order that they may
know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of
wisdom and knowledge.