Colossians 3:17

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 3:17

  • Joey Brown for verse 17
    It tells me that all believers will be protected by Jesus and his father
  • It tells me that everything we do and say is to be done in "Jesusí name", not the trinity, father, son and the holy ghost. It clearly says in Jesusí name.
  • Lawrence for verse 17
    When it comes to standards and motives of what we do and say, 3:17 is the yardstick. The purpose of everything we do and say should be to glorify God through Christ Jesus. Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit is our enabler and we should appreciate God always for that. Some of what we do needs extra moral strength and grace: forgiveness, gentleness, perseverance, loving ones enenmies and patiance for instance; without due recourse to the source of power, such couldnt be done at all. This is where the world fails and baffles at christains.

    Two, "without me you can do nothing," Jesus said, so in His name we receive the power to do everything unhindered, because only in his name power is, unto salvation and performance.

    The verse is to help believers have a renewed mindset to influence what they do and say by way of standards: Chrsit is righteous and everything done and said in his name should be no lesser. Be it office work, shopping, household chores, conversation, scientific and technical endeavours.... having Jesus at the back of ones mind makes a great difference on how you approach everything in life.

    We are disciples of Jesus what ever we do should glorify God through Jesus ( 1 Co 10:31), or should be a light (Mathew 5:16 ) shinning in a world at pitch darkness of sin and wickedness. This is one of my several memory scriptures after planning all for the day, meditation upon it keeps me in fellowship without to much ado.

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