Colossians 3:14

“And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And aboue all these things put on charitie, which is the bond of perfectnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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