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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 1:11

    CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29




    King James Bible - Colossians 1:11

    Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

    World English Bible

    strengthened with all
    power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy;

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 1:11

    Strengthened with all might, according to the
    power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious
    power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

    Greek Textus Receptus

    1722 παση 3956 δυναμει 1411 δυναμουμενοι 1412 5746 κατα 2596 το 3588 κρατος 2904 της 3588 δοξης 1391 αυτου 846 εις 1519 πασαν 3956 υπομονην 5281 και 2532 μακροθυμιαν 3115 μετα 3326 χαρας 5479

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (11) -
    Isa 45:24 2Co 12:9 Eph 3:16; 6:10 Php 4:13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:11

    Corroborados de toda fortaleza, conforme a la potencia de su gloria, para toda paciencia y tolerancia con gozo;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 1:11

    Verse 11. Strengthened with all might] That they might be able to
    walk worthy of the Lord, bring forth fruit, &c. See the notes on Eph. iii. 13, &c.

    According to his glorious power] According to that sufficiency of strength which may be expected from him who has all power both in the heavens and in the earth.

    Unto all patience] Relieving, hoping, and enduring all things.

    With joyfulness] Feeling the continual testimony that ye please God, which will be a spring of perpetual comfort. See the notes on Eph. iv. 2.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 11. Strengthened with all might , etc.] This is still a continuation of the apostle's prayer for these believers; for having prayed for an increase of spiritual knowledge, and that this might be put into practice, he proceeds to pray for strength for them, that they might be enabled to practise what they had knowledge of; to walk worthily, to please God in all things, to bring forth fruit with patience, to persevere in knowledge, practice, fruitfulness, and in an increase thereof. It implies, that believers are weak in themselves, and insufficient to do or bear anything of themselves, but stand in need of strength from above, even of all might; of all kind of spiritual might and strength, proportionate to the various kinds of services, temptations, and trials they are called unto, and exercised with: they have need of every kind, degree, and supply of strength, to enable them to resist the temptations of Satan, to stand against them, and bear up under them; to oppose the corruptions of their own nature, that great company which comes upon them, wars against them, threatens to carry them captive, and destroy them, and against which they have no power of their own; to bear the cross, which, without the presence and grace of Christ, is very heavy, and all afflictions and adversities of every sort, which are grievous to the flesh, and at which it recoils; to perform the various duties of religion, and the whole of the work of their generation; which though they have a will unto, yet often know not how to perform, they want renewed strength their souls; and also to persevere in faith and holiness, and hold on and out to the end: and which strength they cannot expect to have from themselves, or from any creature, but according to his glorious power ; the glorious power of God. Power belongs to God, is a perfection of his nature, and has been, and is gloriously displayed in many things; as in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the upholding of all things in their being; in the redemption and salvation of sinners; in their faith and conversion; in supporting the saints under various trials and exercises; and in the safe keeping them through faith unto salvation: from this glorious power of God saints may hope to be supplied with all might, or a sufficient supply of strength for every service, and for every difficulty; as also from the grace that is in Christ, who has strength as well as righteousness for his people, who is the glorious power and arm of the Lord, without whom they can neither do, nor bear anything, but through him strengthening them, they can do, and bear all things; as likewise from the Spirit of the Lord, who is the finger of God, by whom Christ wrought his miracles; and is that glorious power from on high, with which the apostles being endued, did the wondrous things they did; and it is by the same Spirit that believers are strengthened with might in the inner man: unto all patience ; to bring forth fruit with patience; to run with patience the race set before them; to bear patiently all afflictions and tribulations; to wait patiently for the things promised by God, and for the coming and appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the heavenly glory or hope laid up for them in heaven: and longsuffering ; to be slow to anger, and not easily provoked to wrath; to be ready to forgive injuries; and to bear long, and with patience, all reproaches and persecutions for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel; all which require daily fresh supplies of grace and strength, especially to endure all with joyfulness , as well as with patience and longsuffering, with a cheerful spirit, or with joy in the Holy Ghost; to esteem reproach for Christ's sake above the riches and honours of this world; to rejoice when counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. This requires strength above that of nature, and a renewed supply of that of grace. This last clause, with joyfulness, the Syriac version connects with the following verse, reading it, with joy do ye give thanks, etc.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 9-14 - The
    apostle was constant in prayer, that the believers might be fille with the knowledge of God's will, in all wisdom. Good words will not d without good works. He who undertakes to give strength to his people is a God of power, and of glorious power. The blessed Spirit is the author of this. In praying for spiritual strength, we are no straitened, or confined in the promises, and should not be so in ou hopes and desires. The grace of God in the hearts of believers is the power of God; and there is glory in this power. The special use of thi strength was for sufferings. There is work to be done, even when we ar suffering. Amidst all their trials they gave thanks to the Father of our Lord Jesus, whose special grace fitted them to partake of the inheritance provided for the saints. To bring about this change, thos were made willing subjects of Christ, who were slaves of Satan. All wh are designed for heaven hereafter, are prepared for heaven now. Thos who have the inheritance of sons, have the education of sons, and the disposition of sons. By faith in Christ they enjoyed this redemption as the purchase of his atoning blood, whereby forgiveness of sins, an all other spiritual blessings were bestowed. Surely then we shall dee it a favour to be delivered from Satan's kingdom and brought into tha of Christ, knowing that all trials will soon end, and that ever believer will be found among those who come out of great tribulation.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    1722 παση 3956 δυναμει 1411 δυναμουμενοι 1412 5746 κατα 2596 το 3588 κρατος 2904 της 3588 δοξης 1391 αυτου 846 εις 1519 πασαν 3956 υπομονην 5281 και 2532 μακροθυμιαν 3115 μετα 3326 χαρας 5479

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    11. Strengthened (dunamoumenoi). Only here in the New Testament, but found in Septuagint. The
    compound (ejndunamow to make strong) is frequent in Paul, Rom. iv. 20; Eph. vi. 10; Philip. iv. 13; 1 Timothy i. 12.

    Power - might (dunamei - kratov). See on 2 Pet. ii. 11; John i. 12. Glory. See on Rom. iii. 23.

    Patience - long-suffering (upomonhn - makroqumian). See on 2 Peter i. 6; Jas. v. 7.

    With joyfulness. Compare ver. 24; Jas. i. 2, 3; 1 Pet. iv. 13. Some connect with giving thanks, ver. 12, and this is favored by the construction of the previous clauses: in every good work bearing fruit: with all power strengthened: with joy giving thanks. But Paul is not always careful to maintain the symmetry of his periods. The idea of joy is contained in thanksgiving, which would make the emphatic position of with joy inexplicable; besides which we lose thus the idea of joyful endurance (ver. 24) and of joyful suffering expressing itself in thanksgiving. Compare Rom. v. 3.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:11 {Strengthened} (dunamoumenoi). Present passive participle of late verb dunamow (from dunamis), to empower, "empowered with all power." In LXX and papyri and modern Greek. In N.T. only here and #Heb 11:34 and MSS. in #Eph 6:10 (W H in margin). {According to the might of his glory} (kata to kratos tes doxes autou). kratos is old word for perfect strength (cf. kratew, kratilos). In N.T. it is applied only to God. Here his might is accompanied by glory (_Shekinah_). {Unto all patience and longsuffering} (eis pasan hupomonen kai makroqumian). See both together also in #Jas 5:10f.; 2Co 6:4,6; 2Ti 3:10. hupomone is remaining under (hupomenw) difficulties without succumbing, while makroqumia is the long endurance that does not retaliate (Trench).

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


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