Colossians 3:13

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Forbearing one another, and forgiuing one another, if any man haue a quarrell against any: euen as Christ forgaue you, so also doe yee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the Lord forgave you, so also do ye:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Being gentle to one another and having forgiveness for one another, if anyone has done wrong to his brother, even as the Lord had forgiveness for you:
- Basic English Bible

forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any should have a complaint against any; even as the Christ has forgiven you, so also [do] *ye*.
- Darby Bible

Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man hath a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
- Webster's Bible

bearing with one another and readily forgiving each other, if any one has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also must forgive.
- Weymouth Bible

bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do.
- World English Bible

and support ye echon other, and foryyue to you silf, if ony man ayens ony hath a querele; as the Lord foryaf to you, so also ye.
- Wycliffe Bible

forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any one with any one may have a quarrel, as also the Christ did forgive you -- so also ye;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:13


3:13 Forbearing one another - If anything is now wrong. And forgiving one another - What is past.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:13


Col 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another. How often and earnestly long-suffering and forbearance are enjoined! Nor have we grounds for expecting that God will forgive us unless we also forgive (Mt 6:12). Christ is our example.

Discussion for Colossians 3

  • Eutychus
    Please engage in an experiment with me...Set the Ten Commandments alongside you (Exodus 20). Then, while reading this chapter, study the Ten Commandments. You will find the one foreshadows the other. You will find the New Testament law of love and grace, mirrors beautifully, the Ten Commandments...quite a Sunday School lesson here...
  • 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 JESUS CHRIST --3:25-- BUT HE THAT DOETH WRONG SHALL RECEIVE FOR THE WRONG WHICH HE HATH DONE AND THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS
  • Troy Allen Sears
    Yes That is our Ultimate Goal to keep our every being set on Jesus Christ so that we can be assured our home in Heaven with Our Loving Creator. Although this is not easy as we are sinners and need Gods help!
  • BSP
    Verse 2: There are so many distractions in the world today, but we want to follow this counsel to fix our minds on spiritual things.
  • Lilian
    it's very important for the children to obey their parents as this is pleasing unto the Lord. This is very strong commandments to honour thy Father and thy mother
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 29:29 the secret things belong unto THE LORD our GOD but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever that we may do all the words of this law PROVERBS 23:13 withhold not correction from the child for if thou beatest him with the rod he shall not die --23:14-- thou shall beat him with the rod --- AND SHALT DELIVER HIS SOUL FROM HELL --- EPHESIANS 4:14 that we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the slight of men and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive PROVERBS 29:15 the rod and reproof --- give wisdom --- but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame PROVERBS 10:13 in the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding

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