Colossians 3:4

“When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When Christ, who is our life, shall appeare, then shall yee also appeare with him in glorie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When Christ, `who is' our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.
- American Standard Version (1901)

At the coming of Christ who is our life, you will be seen with him in glory.
- Basic English Bible

When the Christ is manifested who [is] our life, then shall *ye* also be manifested with him in glory.
- Darby Bible

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then will ye also appear with him in glory.
- Webster's Bible

When Christ appears--He is our true Life--then you also will appear with Him in glory.
- Weymouth Bible

When Christ, our life, is revealed, then you will also be revealed with him in glory.
- World English Bible

For whanne Crist schal appere, youre lijf, thanne also ye schulen appere with hym in glorie.
- Wycliffe Bible

when the Christ -- our life -- may be manifested, then also we with him shall be manifested in glory.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 3:4


3:4 When Christ - The abruptness of the sentence surrounds us with sudden light. Our life - The fountain of holiness and glory. Shall appear - In the clouds of heaven.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 3:4


Col 3:4 When Christ, . . . shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. "When Christ . . . shall be manifested" (Revised Version), then the glory and the blessedness of the life in us shall be shown forth. Like the tree in the winter, not dead, but the life hidden. When the spring comes, its life shows itself in glory. Compare Ro 8:19.

Discussion for Colossians 3:4

  • a verse that should opens any believer's eyes
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 4
    "Christ who is your life." All life is in God. "In him we live and exist." This means that we exist in the mind of God as his congealed thoughts. What I mean is, God's mind is so powerful that his thoughts come together as whatever he desires. This is how matter is formed. And as long as God holds his thoughts in place, we exist.

    This is how Satan exist. He is nothing but a thought of God, who God gives the power to think and even to oppose God. But since he is nothing more than a mental creation, he is limited in what he can do.
  • Ben Weaver for verse 4
    A study of the GR. will reveal that this verse is present tense and on-going rather than future, as the immediate text also directs. A more proper translation would then be, Whenever Christ, who is our life, is manifest / made to appear, then we also are gloriously lifted up in him. The previous chapter elaborates on manifesting Jesus rather than worldly religion.
  • Ben weaver for verse 4
    A study of the Gr. will reveal that this verse is present tense and on going as also the immediate context would direct. A more proper translation would then be, (Whenever Christ, who is our life, is manifest/made to appear, then we also are gloriously lifted up piracy lountionin Him. The previous chapter elaborates the difference between Jesus and worldy religion.

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