Colossians 1:8
New International Version
and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

New Living Translation
He has told us about the love for others that the Holy Spirit has given you.

English Standard Version
and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

Berean Study Bible
and who also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

Berean Literal Bible
the one also having made known to us your love in the Spirit.

King James Bible
Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

New King James Version
who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

New American Standard Bible
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

NASB 1995
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

NASB 1977
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

Amplified Bible
and he also has told us of your love [well-grounded and nurtured] in the [Holy] Spirit.

Christian Standard Bible
and he has told us about your love in the Spirit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and he has told us about your love in the Spirit.

American Standard Version
who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has made known to us your love, which is in The Spirit.

Contemporary English Version
He is also the one who told us about the love that God's Spirit has given you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who also hath manifested to us your love in the spirit.

English Revised Version
who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

Good News Translation
He has told us of the love that the Spirit has given you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and has told us about the love that the Spirit has given you.

International Standard Version
He has told us about your love in the Spirit.

Literal Standard Version
who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

NET Bible
who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

New Heart English Bible
who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

Weymouth New Testament
and moreover he has informed us of your love, which is inspired by the Spirit.

World English Bible
who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

Young's Literal Translation
who also did declare to us your love in the Spirit.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thanksgiving and Prayer
7You learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, 8and who also informed us of your love in the Spirit. 9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,…

Cross References
Mark 4:22
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be brought to light.

Romans 15:30
Now I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.


Treasury of Scripture

Who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.

Colossians 1:4
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Romans 15:30
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;









(8) Who also declared unto us.--This refers to news recently brought by Epaphras to St. Paul at Rome. He had been a minister in St. Paul's stead; he now, like Timothy afterwards, visited him to give account of his deputed work.

Your love in the Spirit.--"In the Spirit" is "in the grace of the Holy Ghost"--the Spirit of love. The love here would seem to be especially love towards St. Paul, a part of the "love towards all the saints" ascribed to them above (Colossians 1:4).

Verse 8. - Who also showed us your love in (the) Spirit (2 Corinthians 7:7; 2 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; Philippians 4:10); i.e. your love to us. Timothy and myself, especially if we read "in our behalf" in ver. 7: so, many interprefers, from Chrysostom to Klopper. Epaphras had conveyed the blessings of the gospel from St. Paul to the Colossians, and they now send back the grateful assurance of their love by the same channel (comp, note on "having heard," ver. 4, and parallel passages). This was a choice fruit of the gospel in them (comp. Philippians 4:10, 15-18), and such a reference to it gives a kindly conclusion to the thanksgiving. Ellicott and others understand here brotherly love in general - a somewhat pointless repetition of ver. 4. Meyer, reading "on your behalf" in ver. 7. more suitably suggests the Colossians' love to Epaphras in return for his services to them. The Spirit is the ruling element of the Colossians' love (Galatians 5:22) Love-in-the-Sprat forms a single compound phrase, like "faith-in-Christ-Jesus" (ver. 4). The one Spirit dwells alike in all the members of Christ's body, however sundered by place or circumstance (Ephesians 4:1-4), and makes them one in love to each other as to him (John 13:34, 35; 1 John 3:23, 24). "Spirit" occurs besides in this Epistle only in Colossians 2:5 (but see "spiritual," ver. 9), and some find in Colossians 2:1, 5 the explanation of this phrase (sc. "a love formed in absence, without personal intercourse:" but this is forced, and doubtful in point of grammar). Verses 9-14. - The opening prayer rises out of the foregoing thanksgiving, and leads up to the chief doctrinal statement of the Epistle (vers. 15-20: compare, for the connection, Ephesians 1:15-23; Romans 1:8-17). The burden of this prayer, as in other letters of this period, is the Church's need of knowledge (comp. Ephesians 1:17, 18; Philippians 1:9, 10). Here this desire has its fullest expression, as the necessity of the Colossians in this. respect was the more urgent and their situation, therefore, the more fully representative of the stage in the history of the Pauline Churches now commencing. He asks for his readers

(1) a fuller knowledge of the Divine will (ver. 9); to result in

(2) greater pleasingness to God (ver. 10 a), due

(3) to increased moral fruitfulness and spiritual growth (ver. 10 b), to . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[and] who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

informed
δηλώσας (dēlōsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1213: To show, make clear, reveal. From delos; to make plain.

us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

of your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

love
ἀγάπην (agapēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 26: From agapao; love, i.e. Affection or benevolence; specially a love-feast.

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

[the] Spirit.
Πνεύματι (Pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.


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