Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, vnto all patience and long suffering with ioyfulnesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously
- New American Standard Version (1995)

strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Full of strength in the measure of the great power of his glory, so that you may undergo all troubles with joy;
- Basic English Bible

strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy;
- Darby Bible

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;
- Webster's Bible

Since His power is so glorious, may you be strengthened with strength of every kind, and be prepared for cheerfully enduring all things with patience and long-suffering;
- Weymouth Bible

strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy;
- World English Bible

and ben coumfortid in al vertu bi the miyt of his clerenesse, in al pacience and long abiding with ioye,
- Wycliffe Bible

in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:11


1:11 Strengthened unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness - This is the highest point: not only to know, to do, to suffer, the whole will of God; but to suffer it to the end, not barely with patience, but with thankful joy.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:11


Col 1:11 Strengthened with all might. Made mightily by the divine power. Unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness. Nothing requires more grace than patience and long-suffering under wrong, or even fancied wrong. It is especially hard to endure wrong "with joyfulness".

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Ray321
    25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: Paul is a minister to the Church of Collosians, ministering the secrets that Jesus told him. Now the mystery is revealed.
  • Steve morrow
    --- WHO GETS IN --- COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED 1:22 IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER****MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE --- FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS --- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lu2677
    Felicia;In this chapter Colossians 1;10-29 has some answers to your question. We are given an opportunity to quickly have info at our fingertips; if you haven't used it yet, try the search button above. Type in the words you are asking about one at a time;you will have all the verse that contains the word knowledge, or wisdom etc. It is not 100% but it is a good start. Choose context or chapter.
  • A disciple
    Additionally, Haven't you read the Prophets? or much of the Evangelists' Narratives? If the LORD could not communicate to people "before they're saved" how in the world could ANYONE ever get saved? How does one believe in Someone or something without any understanding? God is the Author of Order, and Intelligence, just as He is the Author and Creator of our souls, which He made in His image.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; When did the Lord Jesus ever turn someone away and not answer their question? In fact just the opposite of what you say, Jesus always answered everyone; even when the word was apparently too high for them to grasp it. It's the Spirit's business to move upon the inward parts of people; it's our part, whoever has His Word, to speak His word faithfully. Let God be in charge of His own things!

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