Colossians 1:29
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New International Version
To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

New Living Translation
That's why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ's mighty power that works within me.

English Standard Version
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Berean Study Bible
To this end I labor, striving with all His energy working powerfully within me.

Berean Literal Bible
Unto this also I toil, striving according to His energy, working in me in power.

New American Standard Bible
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

King James Bible
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I labor for this, striving with His strength that works powerfully in me.

International Standard Version
I work hard and struggle to do this, using the energy that he powerfully provides in me.

NET Bible
Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to his power that powerfully works in me.

New Heart English Bible
for which I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For in this I also labor and fight with the help of the power that is given to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I work hard and struggle to do this while his mighty power works in me.

New American Standard 1977
And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
in which I continue to labour, contending according to his operation, which he works in me mightily.

King James 2000 Bible
For which I also labor, striving according to his working, who works in me mightily.

American King James Version
Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

American Standard Version
whereunto I labor also, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.

Darby Bible Translation
Whereunto also I toil, combating according to his working, which works in me in power.

English Revised Version
whereunto I labour also, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Webster's Bible Translation
For which I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Weymouth New Testament
To this end, like an earnest wrestler, I exert all my strength in reliance upon the power of Him who is mightily at work within me.

World English Bible
for which I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

Young's Literal Translation
for which also I labour, striving according to his working that is working in me in power.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:24-29 Both the sufferings of the Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings. But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on other accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of which Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up that which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross, and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. Let us be thankful that God has made known to us mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riches of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriously inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warrant our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, through all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls.
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering for the Church
28We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. 29To this end I labor, striving with all His energy working powerfully within me.
Cross References
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Ephesians 1:19
and the surpassing greatness of His power to us who believe. He displayed this power in the working of His mighty strength,

Philippians 1:30
since you are encountering the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Colossians 2:1
I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me face to face,

Colossians 2:12
And having been buried with Him in baptism, you were raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.

Colossians 4:12
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in the full will of God.
Treasury of Scripture

Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

labour.

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of …

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nothing; but worked with labor …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

Revelation 2:3 And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, …

striving.

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and …

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will …

Romans 15:20,30 Yes, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was …

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. …

Philippians 1:27,30 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin.

his.

1 Corinthians 12:6,11 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which …

Ephesians 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, …

Ephesians 3:7,20 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

mightily.

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

2 Corinthians 13:3 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward …

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