Colossians 3:17
New International Version
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

New Living Translation
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

English Standard Version
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Berean Study Bible
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Berean Literal Bible
And all, whatever you might do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

New American Standard Bible
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

King James Bible
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Christian Standard Bible
And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Contemporary English Version
Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.

Good News Translation
Everything you do or say, then, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks through him to God the Father.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

International Standard Version
And whatever you do, whether by speech or action, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

NET Bible
And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

New Heart English Bible
Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everything that you perform in word and in works, do in the name of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah and give thanks by him to God The Father.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

New American Standard 1977
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And whatever ye do whether in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the God and Father by him.

King James 2000 Bible
And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

American King James Version
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

American Standard Version
And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Darby Bible Translation
And everything, whatever ye may do in word or in deed, [do] all things in [the] name of [the] Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.

English Revised Version
And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And whatever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Weymouth New Testament
And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, and let it be through Him that you give thanks to God the Father.

World English Bible
Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him.

Young's Literal Translation
and all, whatever ye may do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus -- giving thanks to the God and Father, through him.
Study Bible GRK ▾ 
Putting on the New Self
16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.…
Cross References
1 Kings 18:32
And with the stones, Elijah built an altar in the name of the LORD. Then he dug a trench around the altar large enough to hold two seahs of seed.

1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.

Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful.

Treasury of Scripture

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

whatsoever.

Colossians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men;

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which …

Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Romans 14:6-8 He that regards the day, regards it to the Lord; and he that regards …

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to …

in word.

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but …

in the.

Micah 4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we …

Matthew 28:19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name …

Acts 4:30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders …

Acts 19:17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

giving.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks to the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers …

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you …

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

Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things to God and the Father in the …

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ …

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, …

1 Peter 2:5,9 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …

1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man …

God.

Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…

Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to …

1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians …

Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this …

1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son, the same has not the Father: he that acknowledges …







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

whatever
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter 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.

you do,
ποιῆτε (poiēte)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

in
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.

word
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

deed,
ἔργῳ (ergō)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2041: From a primary ergo; toil; by implication, an act.

[do it] all
πάντα (panta)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Plural
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.

in
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.

[the] name
ὀνόματι (onomati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

of [the] 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.

giving thanks
εὐχαριστοῦντες (eucharistountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2168: From eucharistos; to be grateful, i.e. to express gratitude; specially, to say grace at a meal.

to 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'.

through
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

Him.
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.
(17) All in the name of the Lord Jesus.--Comp. here the more general exhortation of 1Corinthians 10:31, "Whether ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God." This is the first principle of all godly life. The main object of all life, speculative or practical, is declared to be, not our own happiness or perfection, not the good of our fellow-men, but the "glory of God"--the carrying out of His will, and so manifesting His moral attributes. We are taught that if we "seek this first, all the other things shall be added unto us." But here we have the principle, not only of godly life, but of Christian life. It does all "in the name of Christ," that is, as conformed to His image, and so being His representative; it looks up thankfully to God our Father, but it is through Him, "having our sonship by adoption" through His all-sufficient mediation. Its desire is, not only that God may be glorified, but that "He may be glorified through Jesus Christ" (1Peter 4:11). Once more we trace here the special and emphatic purpose of the Epistle.

Colossians 3:18 to Colossians 4:1 deals with the three great relations of life--between wives and husbands, children and parents, servants and masters. In this section we have the closest parallelism with the Epistle to the Ephesians (Ephesians 5:22 to Ephesians 6:9). But the treatment of the first relation is far briefer, having nothing to correspond to the grand and characteristic comparison of marriage to the union between Christ and the Church. Even in the second there is somewhat greater brevity and simplicity. The third is dwelt upon with marked coincidence of language, and at least equal emphasis. We can hardly doubt that the presence of Onesimus, the runaway slave, suggested this peculiar emphasis on the right relation between the slave and his master.

[It will only be necessary to note the few points in which this section differs notably from the parallel passage.]

Verse 17. - And everything, whatever ye he doing in word or deed, (do) all in the name of (the) Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Corinthians 5:4; Ephesians 5:20; 2 Thessalonians 2:17). Ver. 16 speaks of "word" only; to it is added the "deed," which stands for all the practical activities of life. Both meet in the following "all." "The name of the Lord Jesus" is the expression of his authority as "Lord" (Colossians 1:13, 15, 18; Colossians 2:6; Philippians 2:9-11; Ephesians 1:21-23; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Romans 14:9; Acts 10:36), and of his personal character and relation to us as "Jesus" (Matthew 1:21; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31, Revised Text). (On the prominence of the title "Lord" in this Epistle, see note on Colossians 2:6.) (For the emphatic, absolute nominative πᾶν at the head of the sentence, comp. John 6:39; John 15:2; John 17:2; Matthew 10:32; Luke 12:10.) Giving thanks to God (the) Father through him (ver. 15; Colossians 1:12-14; Colossians 2:7; Colossians 4:2). Again thanksgiving is urged on the Colossians. It is to be the accompaniment of daily talk and work - to be offered to God in his character as "Father" (see notes on Colossians 1:2, 3, 12), and "through the Lord Jesus" (Romans 1:8; Romans 7:25), by whom we have access to the Father (Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12; Romans 5:1, 2; Hebrews 10:19-22) and receive from him all the benefits of redemption (Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 2:5-10; Romans 3:24-26; Titus 3:4-7). 3:12-17 We must not only do no hurt to any, but do what good we can to all. Those who are the elect of God, holy and beloved, ought to be lowly and compassionate towards all. While in this world, where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise. But it is our duty to forgive one another, imitating the forgiveness through which we are saved. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts; it is of his working in all who are his. Thanksgiving to God, helps to make us agreeable to all men. The gospel is the word of Christ. Many have the word, but it dwells in them poorly; it has no power over them. The soul prospers, when we are full of the Scriptures and of the grace of Christ. But when we sing psalms, we must be affected with what we sing. Whatever we are employed about, let us do every thing in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in believing dependence on him. Those who do all in Christ's name, will never want matter of thanksgiving to God, even the Father.
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