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

  • Wayne
    The way things are going you just might get that wish fulfilled.
  • Henderson nunnally
    Paul was a good man of god. He suffered time and time again for what he believed in. I wish I could be like Paul.
  • Patrick Godfrey
    The Lord my God Emmanuel brought to my mind a verse to read from this chapter YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM , so I googled it to be empowered in my confidence and faith and sharing love for tbe church on line and tgere us no end blessing in this letter , I thank God for Paul, and one of my sons I named after him , thank u and bless u all in lov 4 the prince of peace and Everlasting Father Yashua Jesus
  • Eric maluleka
    Holy spirit gave life,understanding,wisdom and knowledge of GOD to human biengs and teachings us Christianity behaviour.
  • Anonymous
    I love the book of COLOSSIANS somehow I think give me a since of peace and
  • Bonyah Isaac
    To answer you Jo's,Please read Isaiah 55:8,9 and Romans 11:33,34. You cannot fanthom the nature and work of God.And God didnt put man on earth with Satan.Satan was overthrown from heaven due to his pride onto the earth.Read Isaiah 14:12-14,Ezekial 28:15-17,Rev.12:7-9.On earth he deceived Adam and Eve and sin originated which result in death and which means the separation between God and Man.In creation,God spoke and His Word brought those spoken things into existence.So everything,seen and unseen things were brought into existence by the Word of God.This word is Jesus Christ whom Paul said everything was created by Him and for Him.Hence we humans,been His inheritance,He became one of us to redeem us from sin and bring immortality to light.He accomplisd this upon his death and resurection when he defeated Satan who had the power over death-Heb.2:14-15,Rev.1:18.Now upon His return,he will punish Satan and those who refuse to obey him by sending them to eternal destruection.He will however glorify His Saint and we will assume His nature and be like him.He wl take us to heaven and there we will be with him forever.2Th1:8,9,1Jn.3:2,3,1Th.4:16-19,1Cor.15:51-54.Pls read all versus.

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