Colossians 1:11
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English Standard Version
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy;

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

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;

Colossians 1:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Strengthened (δυναμούμενοι)

Only here in the New Testament, but found in Septuagint. The compound (ἐνδυναμόω to make strong) is frequent in Paul, Romans 4:20; Ephesians 6:10; Philippians 4:13; 1 Timothy 1:12.

Power - might (δυνάμει - κράτος)

See on 2 Peter 2:11; see on John 1:12.

Glory

See on Romans 3:23.

Patience - long-suffering (ὑπομονὴν - μακροθυμίαν)

See on 2 Peter 1:6; see on James 5:7.

With joyfulness

Compare Colossians 1:24; James 1:2, James 1:3; 1 Peter 4:13. Some connect with giving thanks, Colossians 1:12, and this is favored by the construction of the previous clauses: in every good work bearing fruit: with all power strengthened: with joy giving thanks. But Paul is not always careful to maintain the symmetry of his periods. The idea of joy is contained in thanksgiving, which would make the emphatic position of with joy inexplicable; besides which we lose thus the idea of joyful endurance (Colossians 1:24) and of joyful suffering expressing itself in thanksgiving. Compare Romans 5:3.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Strengthened. See on

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

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;

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

his.

Exodus 15:6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O LORD, has dashed in pieces the enemy.

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

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem...

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

unto.

Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your 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 honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

2 Corinthians 6:4-6 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses...

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...

Ephesians 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

1 Thessalonians 3:3,4 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto...

2 Timothy 2:1-3 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 10:34-38 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods...

Hebrews 11:34-38 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight...

Hebrews 12:1,2 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight...

James 1:2-4 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations...

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

2 Peter 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Ephesians 3:16
that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened 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 him who strengthens me.

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