Colossians 1:13

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who hath deliuered vs from the power of darkenesse, and hath translated vs into the kingdome of his deare Sonne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who has made us free from the power of evil and given us a place in the kingdom of the Son of his love;
- Basic English Bible

who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his love:
- Darby Bible

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his beloved Son:
- Webster's Bible

It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son,
- Weymouth Bible

who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love;
- World English Bible

Which delyueride vs fro the power of derknessis, and translatide in to the kyngdom of the sone of his louyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate [us] into the reign of the Son of His love,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:13


1:13 Power detains reluctant captives, a kingdom cherishes willing subjects. His beloved Son - This is treated of in the fifteenth and following verses. #Col 1:15|


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:13


Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us. The language implies that we were captive. We were under the power of darkness. Compare Lu 22:53. Satan is the power of darkness. Those in sin are held under his power. Hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son. God, through the gospel, had rescued them, and has translated them into Christ's kingdom. This was effected when they were converted. Some teach that Christ's kingdom is yet future, but this passage shows that it already had an existence. The church was its visible form. It was inaugurated on Pentecost.

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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