Colossians 1:11

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, vnto all patience and long suffering with ioyfulnesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously
- New American Standard Version (1995)

strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Full of strength in the measure of the great power of his glory, so that you may undergo all troubles with joy;
- Basic English Bible

strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy;
- Darby Bible

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

Since His power is so glorious, may you be strengthened with strength of every kind, and be prepared for cheerfully enduring all things with patience and long-suffering;
- Weymouth Bible

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

and ben coumfortid in al vertu bi the miyt of his clerenesse, in al pacience and long abiding with ioye,
- Wycliffe Bible

in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:11


1:11 Strengthened unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness - This is the highest point: not only to know, to do, to suffer, the whole will of God; but to suffer it to the end, not barely with patience, but with thankful joy.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:11


Col 1:11 Strengthened with all might. Made mightily by the divine power. Unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness. Nothing requires more grace than patience and long-suffering under wrong, or even fancied wrong. It is especially hard to endure wrong "with joyfulness".

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Felicia
    Abel, Jennifer and Dewey, Yes, Christ is the firstborn of every creature therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creation also 2 Cor. 5:17, the old lifestyle is gone so we must endeavor to live above reproach. Christ has His livestream in us to enable us live this new life to glorify God. Praise Jesus!
  • Mother Geraldine Cole
    Praise the Lord who knew me before I was born now that I am saved its my dutie to follow after him and allow the Holy Ghost to lead me and not man nor my flesh I must be fair and willing to answers all men and women with a Godly attitude and walk in wisdoms with all people it is not my Job to Saved any one no man can come unto the father unless he draw them it the way we love one another that show
  • Dewey J
    Jennifer, you are correct. Also this scripture is saying that Jesus Christ is and was truly God in the human body. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The Son part of the holy Trinity. Jesus accepted worship from men on earth. Phil. 2:6 Being found in the form of man he thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Glory be to God in the highest.
  • Jennifer
    Abel, Jesus said, ".... write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: ......." Rev.3:14. Jesus is the the beginning of God's creation. Which creation does he refer to? It is the new creation, of which Jesus is the firstborn from among the dead. Jesus is the head of the body of Christ, the new creation, made up of all his brethren.
  • TheTruth
    Brothers and Sisters let's be one of those Three Thousand believers and repent from are sins and turn to Jesus Christ let him become that light in your life Acts 2:37-41. ''Be saved from this corrupt generation.'' Don't add more to this fallen nation of darkness confess yourself to him nobody eles he is are salvation are only salvation in him we will live and truly find that true peace, that you won't find anywhere or in anything in this world. Romans 10:5-17 This flesh and bone and everything we have now is all temporal. Life itself here on earth is temporary so use your God given life wise time is leaving the hour glass. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 there is hope for them that seek him diligent.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, with much love. Amen : .

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