Colossians 1:11
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New International Version
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

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

Darby Bible Translation
strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy;

World English Bible
strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy;

Young's Literal Translation
in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Strengthened with all might - That they might be able to walk worthy of the Lord, bring forth fruit, etc. See the notes on Ephesians 3:13, etc.

According to his glorious power - According to that sufficiency of strength which may be expected from him who has all power both in the heavens and in the earth.

Unto all patience - Relieving, hoping, and enduring all things.

With joyfulness - Feeling the continual testimony that ye please God, which will be a spring of perpetual comfort. See the notes on Ephesians 4:2.

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.

Library
February 11. "Strengthened with all Might unto all Patience" (Col. I. 11).
"Strengthened with all might unto all patience" (Col. i. 11). The apostle prays for the Colossians, that they may be "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness." It is one thing to endure and show the strain on every muscle of your face, and seem to say with every wrinkle, "Why does not somebody sympathize with me?" It is another to endure the cross, "despising the shame" for the joy set before us. There are some trees in the
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

'All Power'
'Strengthened with all power, according to the might of His glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy.'--COL. i. 11 (R.V.). There is a wonderful rush and fervour in the prayers of Paul. No parts of his letters are so lofty, so impassioned, so full of his soul, as when he rises from speaking of God to men to speaking to God for men. We have him here setting forth his loving desires for the Colossian Christians in a prayer of remarkable fulness and sweep. Broadly taken, it is for their perfecting
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Twenty-Third Day for the Holy Spirit in Your Own Work
WHAT TO PRAY.--For the Holy Spirit in your own Work "I labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily."--COL. i. 29. You have your own special work; make it a work of intercession. Paul laboured, striving according to the working of God in him. Remember, God is not only the Creator, but the Great Workman, who worketh all in all. You can only do your work in His strength, by Him working in you through the Spirit. Intercede much for those among whom you work, till God gives
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Knowledge and Obedience.
"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father."--COL. i. 9-12. The Epistles
W. H. Griffith Thomas—The Prayers of St. Paul

Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,

Ephesians 4:2
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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