Colossians 1:13
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English Standard Version
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,

King James Bible
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

American Standard Version
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love,

English Revised Version
who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his beloved Son:

Weymouth New Testament
It is God who has delivered us out of the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us into the Kingdom of His dearly-loved Son,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Power (ἐξουσίας)

See on Mark 2:10.

Translated (μετέστησεν)

The word occurs five times in the New Testament: of putting out of the stewardship, Luke 16:4; of the removal of Saul from the kingdom, Acts 13:22; of Paul turning away much people, Acts 19:26; and of removing mountains, 1 Corinthians 13:2. A change of kingdoms is indicated.

Kingdom

Hence God's kingdom is in the present, no less than in heaven. See on Luke 6:20.

Of His dear Son (τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ)

Lit., of the Son of His love. So Rev. The Son who is the object of His love, and to whom, therefore, the kingdom is given. See Psalm 2:7, Psalm 2:8; Hebrews 1:3-9. It is true that love is the essence of the Son as of the Father; also, that the Son's mission is the revelation of the Father's love; but, as Meyer correctly says, "the language refers to the exalted Christ who rules."

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delivered.

Isaiah 49:24,25 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered...

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong...

Matthew 12:29,30 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Hebrews 2:14 For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same...

the power.

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

John 12:31,32 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

Ephesians 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them...

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers...

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

1 John 3:8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested...

and.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

John 5:24 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life...

Romans 6:17-22 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters...

2 Corinthians 6:17,18 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you...

Ephesians 2:3-10 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind...

1 Thessalonians 2:12 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

Titus 3:3-6 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy...

2 Peter 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers. He that loves not his brother stays in death.

the kingdom.

Psalm 2:6,7 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion...

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Daniel 7:13,14 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days...

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes to you: he is just...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 15:23-25 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming...

his dear Son. Gr. the Son of his love.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Matthew 3:17 And see a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son...

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me...

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved.

Cross References
Isaiah 60:2
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Ephesians 1:6
to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 5:5
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

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