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

  • Steve morrow
    CONT--WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER 1 JOHN 2:4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM 2 thess 1:7 and to you who are troubled rest with us when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from heavenwith HIS mighty angels 8 in flamingfire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 23--IF--YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE ...
  • Lilian
    In the beginning there is a word and the word was with God AND THE WORD WAS GOD. in the beginning. Thanks to the blood of Jesus i will praise you Jesus and obey your words until rapture for you are my rock and my salvation Amen
  • Yvonne
    As long as we are not becoming as a little child....we will not enter the Kingdom We are not even succeeding to Love one another, our enemies....The basic things Jesus tried to teach us , but we didn't want to obey....we want to do our own thing and first want to know hairsplitting things that are not so important at the moment, The most important things......to Love we don't even know anymore, we prefer to do the opposite..... Fools are we and we know the Peace that we want for the world will not come, until our Lord and Saviour comes back for a second time ........We get upset because we don't know if God creates everything?? How important is that?? We will know this when the time is there and we have first learnt what is the most important thing at this moment, while there's soo much hate around us and we're fooled by so-called pastors, preachers that are not even able to lead their flocks and are not preaching the Words of Jesus, but their own thoughts.... Let's try again to look at the Words of Jesus, the basic things that He thought us and try to start a pure relationship from our hearts with Him and then The Holy Spirit, our teacher that He left us, will teach us ALL THINGS!! If we're ready to receive it!!
  • Mark my word
    I have experienced much wickedness in helping others around me since my life was gifted back to me, an angel warned me about the feiry darts. It is hard to be nothing but forgiving sometimes without HIS help!
  • 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!

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