Colossians 3:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©GreekStrong'sOrigin
3767: therefore, then, (and) soa prim. word
as those who have been chosenἐκλεκτοὶ
1588: select, by impl. favoritefrom eklegó
of God,θεοῦ
2316: God, a godof uncertain origin
40: sacred, holyfrom a prim. root
and beloved,ἠγαπημένοι
25: to loveof uncertain origin
1746a: to clothe or be clothed with (in the sense of sinking into a garment)from en and the same as dunó
on a heartσπλάγχνα
4698: the inward parts (heart, liver, lungs, etc.), fig. the emotionsof uncertain origin
of compassion,οἰκτιρμοῦ
3628: compassion, pityfrom oiktiró
5544: goodness, excellence, uprightnessfrom chréstos
5012a: lowliness of mind, humilityfrom tapeinophrón
4240: gentlenessfrom praus
and patience;μακροθυμίαν
3115: patience, long-sufferingfrom makros and thumos

KJV Lexicon
ενδυσασθε  verb - aorist middle imperative - second person
enduo  en-doo'-o:  to invest with clothing -- array, clothe (with), endue, have (put) on.
ουν  conjunction
oun  oon:  (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly -- and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.
ως  adverb
hos  hoce:  which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
εκλεκτοι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
eklektos  ek-lek-tos':  select; by implication, favorite -- chosen, elect.
του  definite article - genitive singular masculine
ho  ho:  the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) -- the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
θεου  noun - genitive singular masculine
theos  theh'-os:  a deity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very -- exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
αγιοι  adjective - nominative plural masculine
hagios  hag'-ee-os:  sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated) -- (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
και  conjunction
kai  kahee:  and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
ηγαπημενοι  verb - perfect passive participle - nominative plural masculine
agapao  ag-ap-ah'-o:  to love (in a social or moral sense) -- (be-)love(-ed).
σπλαγχνα  noun - accusative plural neuter
splagchnon  splangkh'-non:  an intestine (plural); figuratively, pity or sympathy -- bowels, inward affection, + tender mercy.
οικτιρμου  noun - genitive singular masculine
oiktirmos  oyk-tir-mos':  pity -- mercy.
χρηστοτητα  noun - accusative singular feminine
chrestotes  khray-stot'-ace:  usefulness, i.e. morally, excellence (in character or demeanor) -- gentleness, good(-ness), kindness.
ταπεινοφροσυνην  noun - accusative singular feminine
tapeinophrosune  tap-i-nof-ros-oo'-nay:  humiliation of mind, i.e. modesty -- humbleness of mind, humility (of mind, loneliness (of mind).
πραοτητα  noun - accusative singular feminine
praiotes  prah-ot'-ace:  gentleness, by implication, humility -- meekness.
μακροθυμιαν  noun - accusative singular feminine
makrothumia  mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah:  longanimity, i.e. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude -- longsuffering, patience.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

King James Bible
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

International Standard Version
Therefore, as God's chosen ones, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

NET Bible
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Put on, therefore, as the chosen ones of God, holy and beloved, mercy and compassion, kindness and humility of mind, gentleness and long-suffering;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient.

King James 2000 Bible
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Colossians 3:12
Colossians 3:12 NIV
Colossians 3:12 NLT
Colossians 3:12 ESV
Colossians 3:12 NASB
Colossians 3:12 KJV

Colossians 3:11
Top of Page
Top of Page