Colossians 1:11
New International Version
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

New Living Translation
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,

English Standard Version
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

Berean Study Bible
being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully

Berean Literal Bible
being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might, unto all endurance and patience with joy,

New American Standard Bible
strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously

King James Bible
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

Christian Standard Bible
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully

Contemporary English Version
His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything, and you will be truly happy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy

International Standard Version
You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy

NET Bible
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully

New Heart English Bible
strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And that you would be empowered with all strength according to the majesty of his glory with all patience, endurance and joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We ask him to strengthen you by his glorious might with all the power you need to patiently endure everything with joy.

New American Standard 1977
strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously

Jubilee Bible 2000
strengthened with all might, according to the power of his glory unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness,

King James 2000 Bible
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

American King James Version
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

American Standard Version
strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Strengthened with all might, according to the power of his glory, in all patience and longsuffering with joy,

Darby Bible Translation
strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy;

English Revised Version
strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;

Webster's Bible Translation
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

Weymouth New Testament
Since His power is so glorious, may you be strengthened with strength of every kind, and be prepared for cheerfully enduring all things with patience and long-suffering;

World English Bible
strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy;

Young's Literal Translation
in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.
Study Bible
Thanksgiving and Prayer
10so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,

Ephesians 4:2
with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Treasury of Scripture

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, to all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness;

Strengthened.

Isaiah 45:24
Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

his.

Exodus 15:6
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

Psalm 63:2
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

unto.

Proverbs 24:10
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

Acts 5:41
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Romans 2:7
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:







Lexicon
being strengthened
δυναμούμενοι (dynamoumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1412: To empower, fill with power, strengthen. From dunamis; to enable.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

all
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

power
δυνάμει (dynamei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

according to
κατὰ (kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

glorious
δόξης (doxēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.

might
κράτος (kratos)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2904: Dominion, strength, power; a mighty deed. Perhaps a primary word; vigor.

so that you may have
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

full
πᾶσαν (pasan)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

endurance
ὑπομονὴν (hypomonēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5281: Endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for. From hupomeno; cheerful endurance, constancy.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

patience,
μακροθυμίαν (makrothymian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3115: Patience, forbearance, longsuffering. From the same as makrothumos; longanimity, i.e. forbearance or fortitude.

[and] joyfully
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.
(11) His glorious power.--Properly, the strength of His glory, His glory being His manifestation of Himself in love to man. (Comp. Ephesians 3:16, "According to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His spirit in the inner man.") On this use of "the glory" of God, frequent in these Epistles, see Ephesians 1:6; Ephesians 1:12; Ephesians 1:14, and Notes there. The prayer, however, in the Ephesian Epistle looks to "knowledge of the love of Christ" as its object; the prayer here to power of endurance of trial and suffering.

Patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.--(1) "Patience" is here "endurance," rather than what we usually call patience. It is spoken of by St. James (James 1:3) as the result of the bracing effect of trial, and is illustrated by the typical example of Job (James 5:11). Now a glance at the Book of Job will show that, while in respect of physical trial he is resignation itself (Job 1:21; Job 2:10), yet that under the spiritual trial, which is the great subject of the book, he is the reverse of what is commonly called patient. He endures and conquers, but it is not without vehement passion and spiritual struggles, occasionally verging on a repining and rebellion, of which he bitterly repents (Job 41:6). (2) To this "patience," therefore, here as elsewhere (2Timothy 3:10), St. Paul adds "longsuffering"--a word generally connected (as in 1Corinthians 13:4) with the temper of gentleness and love, and coming much nearer to the description of our ordinary idea of a "patient" temper, which, in its calm sweetness and gentleness, hardly feels to the utmost such spiritual trials as vexed the righteous soul of Job. Of such longsuffering our Lord's bearing of the insults of the Condemnation and the cruelties of the Passion, when "He was led as a lamb to the slaughter," is the perfect type. (3) Yet even then St. Paul is not content without "joyfulness," in obedience to the command of our Master (Matthew 5:12), fulfilled in Himself on the cross (Hebrews 12:2). The ground of such joy, so often shown in Christian martyrdom, is given by St. Peter (1Peter 4:13), "Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy." Of that joy St. Paul himself was a bright example in his present captivity. (See Philippians 1:18-19; Philippians 2:17-18.) The words therefore form a climax. "Patience" struggles and endures; "long-suffering" endures without a struggle; "joyfulness" endures and glories in suffering.

Verse 11. - In all power being empowered, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and long suffering with joyfulness (vers. 24, 29; Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 3:16; Ephesians 6:10; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Timothy 1:7, 8; 2 Timothy 2:1, 3, 9, 10; 1 Peter 5:10). The same word is repeated as noun and verb (δύναμις, δυναμόω, power, empower) with a strong Hebraistic sort of emphasis (otherwise in Ephesians 3:16). In all (every kind of) power gives the mode, according to the might of his glory the measure, and unto all patience, etc., the end of this Divine strengthening. "Might" (κράτος), in distinction from power (δύναμις) and other synonyms (comp. ver. 29; Ephesians 1:19; Ephesians 6:10), implies "mastery," "sovereign sway," and, except in Hebrews 2:14 ("might of death"), is used in the New Testament only of the power of God. "Glory," as in Philippians 3:21, bears a substantive meaning of its own, and is not a mere attributive of "might." It is the splendour of God's revelations of himself, in which his might is So conspicuous. Gazing on this glory, especially as seen in Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6) and the gospel (1 Timothy 1:11, R.V.), the Christian discerns the might of him from whom it streams forth, and understands how that might is engaged in his behalf (Ephesians 1:19, 20; comp. Isaiah 40:28, 29; Isaiah 42:5, 6); and this thought fills him with invincible courage and endurance. Patience is steadfastness and stout heartedness under ill fortune (not a mere resigned patience); long suffering is gentleness of temper and magnanimity under ill treatment (comp. Colossians 3:12; and see Lightfoot, in loc., and Trench's 'Synonyms'). Christ, in his earthly life, was the supreme example of patience (2 Thessalonians 3:5, R.V.; 1 Peter 2:21-23; Hebrews 12:3, 4), which is "wrought by tribulation" (Romans 5:4): long-suffering finds its pattern in God's dealing with "the unthankful and evil" (Romans 2:4; 1 Timothy 1:16; 1 Peter 3:20; 2 Peter 3:15). "With joyfulness" belongs to this clause (Theodoret, Calvin, Bengel, Alford, Lightfoot) rather than the next, and lends a more vivid force to the foregoing words, while comparatively needless if prefixed to those that follow (so, however, Chrysostom, Erasmus, Meyer, Ellicott - "with joy giving thanks," etc.). This paradox is genuinely Pauline, and arises from personal experience (comp. ver. 24; Philippians 1:29; Romans 5:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 1:4-8; 2 Corinthians 6:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9, 10). 1:9-14 The apostle was constant in prayer, that the believers might be filled with the knowledge of God's will, in all wisdom. Good words will not do without good works. He who undertakes to give strength to his people, is a God of power, and of glorious power. The blessed Spirit is the author of this. In praying for spiritual strength, we are not straitened, or confined in the promises, and should not be so in our hopes and desires. The grace of God in the hearts of believers is the power of God; and there is glory in this power. The special use of this strength was for sufferings. There is work to be done, even when we are suffering. Amidst all their trials they gave thanks to the Father of our Lord Jesus, whose special grace fitted them to partake of the inheritance provided for the saints. To bring about this change, those were made willing subjects of Christ, who were slaves of Satan. All who are designed for heaven hereafter, are prepared for heaven now. Those who have the inheritance of sons, have the education of sons, and the disposition of sons. By faith in Christ they enjoyed this redemption, as the purchase of his atoning blood, whereby forgiveness of sins, and all other spiritual blessings were bestowed. Surely then we shall deem it a favour to be delivered from Satan's kingdom and brought into that of Christ, knowing that all trials will soon end, and that every believer will be found among those who come out of great tribulation.
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