Colossians 1:5

“For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the hope which is layd vp for you in heauen, whereof ye heard before in the word of the trueth of the Gospel,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Through the hope which is in store for you in heaven; knowledge of which was given to you before in the true word of the good news,
- Basic English Bible

on account of the hope which [is] laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings,
- Darby Bible

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
- Webster's Bible

on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.
- Weymouth Bible

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News,
- World English Bible

for the hope that is kept to you in heuenes. Which ye herden in the word of treuthe of the gospel,
- Wycliffe Bible

because of the hope that is laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard of before in the word of the truth of the good news,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:5


1:5 Ye heard before - I wrote to you. In the word of truth, of the gospel - The true gospel preached to you.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:5


Col 1:5 For the hope. He gives thanks for their hope of heaven. Which is laid up for you in heaven. This suggests that they have a treasure laid up in heaven which they hope to use. Their treasure is above. Whereof ye heard before. They heard of this hope when the gospel was preached to them.

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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