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

  • Steve morrow

    colossians 3:5 mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth fornication uncleanness inordinate affection evil concupiscence and covetousness which is odolatry
    3:6 for which things sake the wrath of GOD cometh on the children of disobedience
  • Bro.Kenneth
    This sums up our relationship with Christ as it relates to this world,How we relate with our spouses and children and relationships with unbelievers and our character in this world, it is chapter full of insights for us to walk Christ like ans focus on christ for He is our life Amen,until His return. Be blessed beloved
  • A disciple
    "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." The heathen spirit that reigns over the hearts and minds of men, is what's behind all their "philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." If we were of this world then we would love the same things the world loves, and live by its spirits. But we seek another world!
  • CAB
    There is no room for anger in our precious lives and not everyone is the elect of God
  • Tom Jones
    I myself have some trust issues but according to the bible we love one another as Christ loved us.
  • Steve morrow
    john 15:3 now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you 15:4 abide in ME and I in you as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself except it abide in the vine no more can you except you abide in ME PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS PHIL 3:14 I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS---ephesians 5:24 therefore as the church is subject unto CHRIST so let the wives be subject unto their own husbands in everything 5:25 husbands love your wives even as CHRIST also loved the church and gave himself for it 5:26 that HE might sanctify ---- and cleanse it ---- with the washing of water by the word 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

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