Colossians 1:13

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:13


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|


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:13


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.

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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