Colossians 1:3
New International Version
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

New Living Translation
We always pray for you, and we give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

English Standard Version
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

Berean Study Bible
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

Berean Literal Bible
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying continually for you,

New American Standard Bible
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

King James Bible
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Christian Standard Bible
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

Contemporary English Version
Each time we pray for you, we thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Good News Translation
We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

International Standard Version
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, praying always for you,

NET Bible
We always give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

New Heart English Bible
We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We always thank God, The Father of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, and we pray for you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in our prayers for you.

New American Standard 1977
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Jubilee Bible 2000
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you

King James 2000 Bible
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

American King James Version
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

American Standard Version
We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.

Darby Bible Translation
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ continually [when] praying for you,

English Revised Version
We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Webster's Bible Translation
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Weymouth New Testament
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, constantly praying for you as we do,

World English Bible
We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Young's Literal Translation
We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, always praying for you,
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Thanksgiving and Prayer
2To the saints in Colossae, the faithful brothers in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. 3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all the saints,…
Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world.

Romans 15:6
so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

Ephesians 6:18
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.

Treasury of Scripture

We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

give.

Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your …

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which …

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love …

Philippians 1:3-5 I thank my God on every remembrance of you…

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication …

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

praying.

Colossians 1:9,13 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Ephesians 3:14-19 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

1 Thessalonians 3:10-13 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and …

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…







Lexicon
We always thank
Εὐχαριστοῦμεν (Eucharistoumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2168: From eucharistos; to be grateful, i.e. to express gratitude; specially, to say grace at a meal.

God,
Θεῷ (Theō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

[the] Father
Πατρὶ (Patri)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

of our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Lord
Κυρίου (Kyriou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Christ,
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

when we pray
προσευχόμενοι (proseuchomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4336: To pray, pray for, offer prayer. From pros and euchomai; to pray to God, i.e. Supplicate, worship.

for
περὶ (peri)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4012: From the base of peran; properly, through, i.e. Around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time.

you,
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(3-8) In this expression of St. Paul's thanksgiving for them there is as usual a peculiar correspondence to their circumstances. They had been full of faith, love, and hope, the fruit of a true gospel preached by Epaphras; there was fear now lest they should be beguiled from it, although that fear was obviously not yet realised, as had been formerly the case with the Galatians. Hence St. Paul's emphasis on their hearing, knowing, and learning the truth, and on the faithfulness of Epaphras as a minister of Christ.

(3, 4) Comp. Ephesians 1:15-16, where there is an almost exact verbal coincidence. Whatever may be the force there of the words "having heard of your faith," clearly here they harmonise with many indications that the Colossian Church, though well known to St. Paul, was not known by personal knowledge.

Verses 3-8. - The opening thanksgiving is full and appropriate. Its content is determined by the state of this Church, and by the apostle's relation to it through Epaphras, and his own present position. Verse 3. - We give thanks to God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. We; Timothy and I (comp. 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4, etc.). The Revised Text omits "and" between" God" and "Father," following Lachmann, Westcott and Heft, and Lightfoot (who hesitates), on evidence numerically slight, but sufficient; especially as in every other instance of this combination the conjunction is present. "Father" is also without definite article in the better attested (Revised) reading. The words, "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," bear, therefore, an explanatory, quasi-predicative force. St. Paul wishes his readers to understand that he gives thanks to God on their account distinctly under this aspect, regarded as "Father of Christ." He has just spoken of "our Father," and now adds, "Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," suggesting that it is in this relation that we know God as "our Father," the Author of grace and peace, the Object of Christian thanksgiving. So the sovereign and exclusive mediation of Christ, the ruling idea of the whole Epistle, is thrown into bold relief at the outset; and, in this light, the unique omissions of vers. 2 and 3 explain and justify each other. This fatherhood embraces the entire Person and offices of the Son as "our Lord Jesus Christ." Praying always for you (ver. 9; Colossians 2:1-3; Philippians 1:4; Romans 1:9). The apostle had known from the first of the existence of this Church; and had already been in communication with it (see Introduction, § 2). He had, therefore, a general prayerful interest in the Colossians (2 Corinthians 11:28), that has been quickened to joyful thanksgiving (Colossians 2:5; comp. 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10) by the arrival of Epaphras. "Always" and "for you" - either or both of the phrases - may be joined grammatically to "we give thanks" or to "praying:" the latter connection is preferable (see Alford or Ellicott); similarly in Philemon 1:4; in Ephesians 1:16 the turn of expression is different. 1:1-8 All true Christians are brethren one to another. Faithfulness runs through every character and relation of the Christian life. Faith, hope, and love, are the three principal graces in the Christian life, and proper matter for prayer and thanksgiving. The more we fix our hopes on the reward in the other world, the more free shall we be in doing good with our earthly treasure. It was treasured up for them, no enemy could deprive them of it. The gospel is the word of truth, and we may safely venture our souls upon it. And all who hear the word of the gospel, ought to bring forth the fruit of the gospel, obey it, and have their principles and lives formed according to it. Worldly love arises, either from views of interest or from likeness in manners; carnal love, from the appetite for pleasure. To these, something corrupt, selfish, and base always cleaves. But Christian love arises from the Holy Spirit, and is full of holiness.
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