1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:14

“And aboue all these things put on charitie, which is the bond of perfectnesse.”

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Other Translations

And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
- King James Version

Beyond all these things {put on} love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and above all these things `put on' love, which is the bond of perfectness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And more than all, have love; the only way in which you may be completely joined together.
- Basic English Bible

And to all these [add] love, which is the bond of perfectness.
- Darby Bible

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
- Webster's Bible

And over all these put on love, which is the perfect bond of union;
- Weymouth Bible

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.
- World English Bible

And vpon alle these thingis haue ye charite, that is the boond of perfeccioun.
- Wycliffe Bible

and above all these things, [have] love, which is a bond of the perfection,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:14

3:14 The love of God contains the whole of Christian perfection, and connects all the parts of it together.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:14

Col 3:14 Above all these things [put on] charity. "Love" (Revised Version). If our souls are imbued with love, like that of Christ, it will be easy then to forbear and forgive. Which is the bond of perfectness. All the Christian graces are bound together in love. It is the source of them all.

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:1 if you then be risen with CHRIST seek those things which are above where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD --3:2-- set your affection on things above not on things on the earth --3:3-- for you are dead and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD --3:4 when CHRIST who is our life shall appear then shall you also appear with HIM in glory
  • HL BL
    "...above all these things put on charity,3:14" "Charity...beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth." 1Cor.13:4-8; "3:14 ...the bond of perfectness", capsules the essence of The Godhead and the Word; God is Love. Love sent His Son to Calvary that we may have eternal life, because of this Love came the Comforter--the Spirit of Truth.
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:23 and whatsoever you do do it heartily as to THE LORD and not unto men --3:24-- knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you --- SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 3:24 knowing that of THE LORD you shall receive the reward of inheritance --- FOR YOU SERVE THE LORD CHRIST --- PSALM 119:140 THY WORD IS VERY PURE THEREFORE --- THY SERVANT LOVETH IT--PSALM 119:38 ESTABLISH THY WORD--UNTO THY SERVANT--WHO IS DEVOTED TO THY FEAR [SALM 31:23 O LOVE THE LORD all you HIS saints for THE LORD preserveth the faithful and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer
  • Jesse davis
    God gave me Col. 3 a few years back. While walking and talking to God He brought up Col. 3. I broke down crying because I was very depressed and needed strengeth and encouragement. Because of God's grace, love and mercy I'm still here. I think, meditate and apply Col. 3 nearly every day since that time. All because of the power of the Holy Spirit am I able to live the Christian life. Praise God ..
  • Jesse davis
    Christ died for us and if we want to we can invite Him into out hearts for salvation. Someone of us ride in our cars to church. Some have to walk and others hitch a ride with someone. We are all going to the same place church. So maybe our comfort zone has been invaded and the hairs on our neck stands up. But if itt's only a change of sound and not doctrine we need to thank God others are coming.

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