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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
Who hath deliuered vs from the power of darkenesse, and hath translated vs into the kingdome of his deare Sonne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
- New American Standard Version (1995)
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;
- American Standard Version (1901)
Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;
- Basic English Bible
who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his love:
- Darby Bible
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his beloved Son:
- Webster's Bible
It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son,
- Weymouth Bible
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
- World English Bible
Which delyueride vs fro the power of derknessis, and translatide in to the kyngdom of the sone of his louyng,
- Wycliffe Bible
who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate [us] into the reign of the Son of His love,
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:13 Power detains reluctant captives, a kingdom cherishes willing subjects. His beloved Son - This is treated of in the fifteenth and following verses. #Col 1:15|
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us. The language implies that we were captive. We were under the power of darkness. Compare Lu 22:53. Satan is the power of darkness. Those in sin are held under his power. Hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son. God, through the gospel, had rescued them, and has translated them into Christ's kingdom. This was effected when they were converted. Some teach that Christ's kingdom is yet future, but this passage shows that it already had an existence. The church was its visible form. It was inaugurated on Pentecost.
Mike's comment on 2011-10-29 14:11:51:
The scripture says that we are delivered from the power of darkness, not darkness itself. As one is able to overcome the power of gravity,yet are we not free from gravity itself. I believe this verse refers to the reign of sin and death (romans 5:21) and the release from the power of sin (romans 6:14).
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