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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
If ye continue in the faith grounded and setled, and be not moued away from the hope of the Gospel, which yee haue heard, and which was preached to euery creature which is vnder heauen, whereof I Paul am made a Minister.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.
- American Standard Version (1901)
If you keep yourselves safely based in the faith, not moved from the hope of the good news which came to you, and which was given to every living being under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.
- Basic English Bible
if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which [is] under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister.
- Darby Bible
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached to every creature which is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;
- Webster's Bible
if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.
- Weymouth Bible
if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.
- World English Bible
If netheles ye dwellen in the feith, foundid, and stable, and vnmouable fro the hope of the gospel that ye han herd, which is prechid in al creature that is vndur heuene. Of which Y Poul am maad mynystre,
- Wycliffe Bible
if also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that [is] under the heaven, of which I became -- I Paul -- a ministrant.
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:23 If ye continue in the faith - Otherwise, ye will lose all the blessings which ye have already begun to enjoy. And be not removed from the hope of the gospel - The glorious hope of perfect love. Which is preached - Is already begun to be preached to every creature under heaven.
Col 1:23 If ye continue in the faith. Their continued acceptance depends on their clinging to Christ who redeemed them. Grounded and settled. Having an immovable foundation, so that they could not be moved from the "hope of the gospel" by any "wind of doctrine" (Eph 4:14). Which hath been preached, etc. See PNT "Col 1:6".
Aaron Khoo's comment on 2012-05-18 09:33:55:
The word "If" is not "Ean" in Greek but "EI" . We are often comfortable with "if" which means a condition that is not yet fulfilled, a hypothetical condtion with the possibility of a future realization. But in this verse the "If" have the idea of "ASSUMING THAT YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH, ie CONTINUANCE IN THE GOSPEL AS IT WAS PREACHED BY PAUL WOULD SHOW THAT THE PERSON WAS SAVED AND THEREFORE WOULD BE PRESENTED HOLY WITHOUT BLEMISH AND UNCHANGEABLE BEFORE GOD. It is not the retention of salvation but the possession of salvation shown by their continuance in the gospel.
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