Colossians 1:12

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Giuing thanks vnto the Father, which hath made vs meete to be partakers of the inheritance of the Saints in light:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Giving praise to the Father who has given us a part in the heritage of the saints in light;
- Basic English Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light,
- Darby Bible

Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
- Webster's Bible

and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.
- Weymouth Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;
- World English Bible

that ye do thankyngis to God and to the fadir, which made you worthi in to the part of eritage of hooli men in liyt.
- Wycliffe Bible

Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:12


1:12 Who, by justifying and sanctifying us, hath made us meet for glory.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:12


Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father. In the midst of the trials which call for patience and long-suffering, still joyful and thankful to the Father that he hath made us fit to be partakers. Fit to have a share. Once, then, they were unfit. Of the inheritance of the saints. God's infinite love had called them to be children, heirs, and joint-heirs with Christ. The heavenly inheritance is meant. To have a share with the saints in light is to be heirs of heavenly felicity. In light. Light is a symbol of purity and blessedness. It is in contrast with darkness in Col 1:13.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • 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.
  • Abel
    What does it mean in Colossians 1:15 when it says "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"
  • 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 : .
  • Linda
    Only the blood of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior saves. Yet, one MUST be willing to submit, repent, confess there sins to GOD, and LOVE GOD with a true HEART to forgive.

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