Colossians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Colossians 3:17

“And whatsoeuer yee doe in word or deed, doe all in the Name of the Lord Iesus, giuing thankes to God and the Father, by him.”

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Other Translations

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
- King James Version

Whatever you do in word or deed, {do} all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, `do' all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whatever you do, in word or in act, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving praise to God the Father through him.
- Basic English Bible

And everything, whatever ye may do in word or in deed, [do] all things in [the] name of [the] Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.
- Darby Bible

And whatever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
- Webster's Bible

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, and let it be through Him that you give thanks to God the Father.
- Weymouth Bible

Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him.
- World English Bible

Al thing, what euere thing ye don, in word or in dede, alle thingis in the name of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, doynge thankyngis to God and to the fadir bi hym.
- Wycliffe Bible

and all, whatever ye may do in word or in work, [do] all things in the name of the Lord Jesus -- giving thanks to the God and Father, through him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:17


3:17 In the name - In the power and Spirit of the Lord Jesus. Giving thanks unto God - The Holy Ghost. And the Father through him - Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:17


Col 3:17 Whatever ye do. Whether it be singing, whether it be "word or deed", do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Neither in worship, nor in his business and pleasures, must be the Christian engage in anything that cannot be done in Christ's name; i.e., by his authority and in prayer to him. This covers the whole life. It applies to conduct, to places of resort, to secular calling. If doubtful, see if you can on your knees ask Christ to go with you and bless you in what you are about to undertake. Giving thanks to God and the Father by him. The Christian should always be thankful, because if he does "all in the name of Jesus", the Lord will always be with him, and work out all for good.

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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