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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 1:29

    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 1:29

    Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

    World English Bible

    for which I also
    labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 1:29

    Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For which I also
    labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

    Greek Textus Receptus

    1519 ο 3739 και 2532 κοπιω 2872 5719 αγωνιζομενος 75 5740 κατα 2596 την 3588 ενεργειαν 1753 αυτου 846 την 3588 ενεργουμενην 1754 5734 εν 1722 εμοι 1698 εν 1722 δυναμει 1411

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (29) -
    Col 4:12 1Co 15:10 2Co 5:9; 6:5; 11:23 Php 2:16 1Th 2:9 2Th 3:8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:29

    en lo cual aun trabajo, combatiendo por la operacin de l, la cual l obra en mí poderosamente.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 1:29

    Verse 29. Whereunto I also labour] In order to accomplish this end, I labour with the utmost
    zeal and earnestness; and with all that strength with which God has most powerfully furnished me. Whoever considers the original words, agwnizomenov kata thn energeian autou thn energoumenhn-en dunamei, will find that no verbal translation can convey their sense. God worked energetically in St. Paul, and he wrought energetically with God; and all this was in reference to the salvation of mankind.

    1. THE preceding chapter contains the highest truths in the Christian religion, conveyed in language peculiar to this apostle; a language never taught by man, clothing ideas as vast as the human mind can grasp, and both coming immediately from that inspiration of the Almighty which giveth understanding.

    2. What the apostle says on the Godhead of Christ has already been distinctly noted; and from this we must conclude that, unless there be some secret way of understanding the 16th and 17th verses, which God has nowhere revealed, taken in their sober and rational sense and meaning they must for ever settle this very important point. Let any man of common sense and reason hear these words, whose mind had not been previously warped by any sentiment on the subject, and who only knew, in religious matters, this one great truth, that there is a God, and that he made and governs all things; and then let him be asked, Of whom doth the apostle speak this? Would he not immediately answer, He speaketh of God? As to the difficulties on this subject, we must consider them difficulties rather to our limited intellect, than as belonging to the subject. We can know but little of an infinite and eternal Being; nothing, properly speaking, but what himself is pleased to reveal. Let us receive, this with gratitude and reverence. See my discourse on the sum and substance of apostolic preaching.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 29. Whereunto I also labour , etc.] In the word and doctrine, by preaching Christ, warning sinners of their danger, teaching them the way of salvation, and their duty; with this view, that, in thee great day of account, he might bring a large number of them, and set them before Christ as the seals of his ministry, as instances of the grace of Christ, and as perfect in him: striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily ; meaning either in his prayers, earnestly entreating of God that he would succeed his labours, and bless them to the conversion of many; which sense is favoured by the Syriac version, which renders it, Pktmw , and make supplication; that is, with that effectual fervent prayer, which was powerfully wrought in him: or in his ministry, combating with many enemies, fighting the good fight of faith; not in his own strength, but through the power of Christ; which enabled him to preach the Gospel far and near, in season and out of season; which supported his outward man, and strengthened his inward man for that service, and made it effectual to the good of the souls of many: some refer this to the signs, wonders, and miracles, which Christ wrought by him, for the confirmation of the Gospel; but the other sense, which takes in both the power by which he was assisted in preaching, both in body and soul, and that which went along with his ministry to make it useful to others, is to be preferred.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 24-29 - Both the sufferings of the
    Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on othe accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of whic Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up tha which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. Let us be thankful that God has made known to u mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riche of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriousl inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warran our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, throug all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the en of our faith, the salvation of our souls __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

    2309 5719 V-PAI-1S γαρ 1063 CONJ υμας 5209 P-2AP ειδεναι 1492 5760 V-RAN ηλικον 2245 A-ASM αγωνα 73 N-ASM εχω 2192 5719 V-PAI-1S περι 4012 PREP υμων 5216 P-2GP και 2532 CONJ των 3588 T-GPM εν 1722 PREP λαοδικεια 2993 N-DSF και 2532 CONJ οσοι 3745 K-NPM ουχ 3756 PRT-N εωρακασιν 3708 5758 V-RAI-3P-ATT το 3588 T-ASN προσωπον 4383 N-ASN μου 3450 P-1GS εν 1722 PREP σαρκι 4561 N-DSF

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:29 {Whereunto} (eis ho). That is "to present every man
    perfect in Christ." {I labor also} (kai kopiw). Late verb kopiaw, from kopos (toil), to grow weary from toil (#Mt 11:28), to toil on (#Php 2:16), sometimes for athletic training. In papyri. {Striving} (agwnizomenos). Present middle participle of common verb agwnizomai (from agwn, contest, as in #2:1), to contend in athletic games, to agonize, a favorite metaphor with Paul who is now a prisoner. {Working} (energeian). Our word "energy." Late word from energes (en, ergon), efficiency (at work). Play on the word here with the present passive participle of energew, energoumenn (energy energized) as in #Eph 1:19f. Paul was conscious of God's "energy" at work in him "mightily" (en dunamei), "in power" like dynamite.

    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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