This verse may be regarded as summing up all the preceding exhortations, or as a third manifestation of the indwelling of the word of Christ, or, better still, as an advance in thought: not only let His word dwell in you, but let your whole conduct find in Him its sphere and motive. This approach is vastly different from the legal one that provides a specific command for every situation. Colossians 3:17. It would thus appear that in the Asiatic cities there was great need to enforce the duties originated by the marriage tie, and it may be, that forms of false doctrine had a tendency to excite spurious notions of so-called Christian liberty. Jerome is farther in error when he renders it-ad honorem, for that would represent εἰς with the accusative. Home. It is easy to conceive how a creed of boastful freedom would speedily work its way among slaves. Letter to the Colossians. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3 for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Even in the ordinary things of life, we need to approach those things asking, "With what type of attitude would the Lord want me to perform this activity in?" 1. This explains the change to ‘the Lord Jesus’. To speak in His name, or to act in His name, is to speak and act ...by His sanction and with the conviction of His approval. Many people forget this truth. She lived in the women"s apartments and did not join her menfolk even for meals. 4. The unusual Greek formation ‘to theo patri’ suggests that there is more emphasis on God as ‘abba, Father’, while stressing His Godhead, rather than God as Father of creation. 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or in act, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving praise to God the Father through him. καὶ πατρὶ δι' αὐτοῦ, וכל אשר תעשו הן במלין הן בפעל עשו בשם האדון ישוע והודו לאלהים אבינו על ידי׃, ܘܟܠ ܡܕܡ ܕܤܥܪܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܒܡܠܬܐ ܘܒܥܒܕܐ ܒܫܡܗ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܘܗܘܝܬܘܢ ܡܘܕܝܢ ܒܐܝܕܗ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܐܒܐ ܀, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Nestle 1904, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort 1881, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Westcott and Hort / [NA27 and UBS4 variants], ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: RP Byzantine Majority Text 2005, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Greek Orthodox Church, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Tischendorf 8th Edition, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Scrivener's Textus Receptus 1894, ΠΡΟΣ ΚΟΛΟΣΣΑΕΙΣ 3:17 Greek NT: Stephanus Textus Receptus 1550. (p. 161). In this contrast we see a basic difference between the New and Old Covenants. She never appeared on the streets alone, not even to go marketing. People try to make relationships one-sided. The name Jesus appears in every book of the NT except for 3rd John. N.T. But now, we have a much higher motive and purpose with which to perform such duties. 3. 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. ), supplied from .—. Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name Joshua, which means, the Lord saves. Colossians 3:17 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 3:17, NIV: "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." To speak in His name, or to act in His name, is to speak and act not to His honour, but under His sanction and with the conviction of His approval. (Colossians 3:2-3, NIV) "Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. It rather corresponds to בְּשֵׁם, and strictly means-by his authority, or generally, in recognition of it. Colossians 3:17 NKJV - And whatever you do in word or deed, do - Bible Gateway. The first human motive in the Christian life is gratitude for redemption, and it does not lose its power as we feel more and more bow great a Redeemer the Lord Jesus is. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. + 2 Keep YOUR minds fixed on the things above, + not on the things upon the earth. (Barclay p. 161), 2. We must ensure that we live totally for Him as a good servant would for his master. We act in the name of our Lord. (Witham). Codes of rules, as Paul explains elsewhere (e.g, in, [Note: Bruce, Commentary on . We have ‘put on the new man’, we wear Christ’s livery, thus all we say and do must in accordance with His will and requirements. Indicating the whole of our earthly activities. Darby's English Translation 3:17 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. This concluding precept is general in its nature. But not it alone-all speech and action must be imbued with the same spirit. (Compare the probable similar reading in Colossians 1:3). Forgive as the Lord forgave you." 10:31). This is the highest Christian morality, a vivid and practical recognition of Christ in everything said or done. Barclay notes, "In Greek society a respectable woman lived a life of entire seclusion. In this section we have the closest parallelism with the Epistle to the Ephesians (Ephesians 5:22 to Ephesians 6:9). Colossians 3:17 Greek Study Bible (Apostolic / Interlinear) καὶ πᾶν ὅ τι ἐὰν ποιῆτε ἐν λόγῳ ἢ ἐν ἔργω, πάντα ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου Ἰησοῦ, εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ δι’ αὐτοῦ. "DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS"-"in dependence on the Lord Jesus" (Mof); "as a representative of the Lord Jesus" (Tay); "in the spirit of" (Robertson p. 506), 1. Meyer takes the whole clause, as far as ἔργῳ, as an absolute nominative. When faced with a question about what the Christian should do, Paul taught that we should simply ask ourselves what conduct would be appropriate for one identified with Christ. The rule laid down by Kühner is, that a word of special importance is placed at the beginning of a sentence in the nominative, to represent it emphatically as the fundamental subject of the whole sentence, § 508. Everything you do or say. but, "What do I owe to others?"" "It is never an ethic on which all the duties are on one side." —Making the whole life abound in thanksgiving. It is comparatively easy to do a professedly Christian act, but far more difficult to do every act in a Christian spirit...It is comparatively easy to engage in religious discourse, but far more difficult to discourse on everything in a religious spirit." In this contrast we see a basic difference between the New and Old Covenants. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. The Greek text is very unusual here, reading, “to God Father” (to theō patri; τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ), which most modern versions translate as “to God the Father,” but it could be loosely translated as “to God who is our Father” (Bratcher and Nida; A Translator’s Handbook on Paul’s Letters to the Colossians … See 1 Corinthians x. This infers that every day the Christian encounters something that they need to thank God for. This is the highest Christian morality, a vivid and practical recognition of Christ in everything said or done...This is a high test. Even what might be considered the most ordinary and mundane things of life, are to be done in a way that brings honor to God (1 Corinthians 10:31). 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. Colossians 3:1- 3:17 3 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. There is an earnest rapidity in the composition which may easily excuse any rhetorical anomaly. 8:13; [Gal. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. Christianity didn"t invent this double-standard (for it condemns both), rather this "fine ethic", is simply one example of the short-comings of unaided human wisdom. ’ : a nominative absolute.— is governed by (not , as Sod. 17. The senator may not discuss Christian dogmas in the midst of national interests, but his whole procedure must be regulated, not by faction or ambition, but by that enlightened patriotism, which, based on justice, is wise enough to know that true policy can never contravene morality, and is benignant enough to admit that other states are interlinked with our progress, and that the world is one vast brotherhood. Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. As he had already begun to discourse in reference to different parts of the Christian life, and had simply touched upon a few precepts, it would have been too tedious a thing to follow out the rest one by one, he therefore concludes in a summary way, that life must be regulated in such a manner, that whatever we say or do may be wholly governed by the authority of Christ, and may have an eye to his glory as the mark. 5:6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. Carefully note that Christianity didn"t erase human relationships. And whatsoever ye do. God and the Father. “In the name of Jesus” mean to use his principles to guide your life. Tools. We call him Jesus but he would've been called Yeshua by the Jews and Iesous by the Greeks. Giving thanks to God the Father through hint. To God’ the Father—Omitting and with the oldest MSS. Ex. (p. 101), 4. Giving thanks to God the Father through hint. (p. 162). In Colossians 3:16-17, Paul describes a life that is happy in God. We have no "private life" that is not under His jurisdiction. [It will only be necessary to note the few points in which this section differs notably from the parallel passage.]. Colossians 3:17. This is a high test. It is also to be observed, that he teaches that we must give thanks to the Father through Christ, as we obtain through him every good thing that God confers upon us. 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Colossians 3:17(AMP) Verse Thoughts This little verse sums up in a nutshell what the Christians life should look like and how the born-again believer should behave moment by moment.. in word and in deed - in mind and in motive. The merchant is not to digress into a polemical dispute while he is concluding a sale, but love of profit is not to supersede rectitude, nor is the maxim, that there is no friendship in trade, ever to lead him to take undue advantage, or accomplish by dexterity what equity would scarcely permit. Colossians 3:17 ESV - And whatever you do, in word or deed, - Bible Gateway. It’s a life of thankful worship: ... “in the grace” (or “in His grace”; the Greek definite article may mean “His”). We are obligated to praise Him in everything we do (1 Peter 1:15). . 4. Neither the Hebrew nor Greek alphabet contain the letter J. Jesus is the English translation. KJ21. ], "name" comprehends everything revealed and known about the person bearing the name. 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. Thus the associations of the Sabbath fade during the week, and the emotions of the sanctuary lose themselves in the market-place. What the NT does provide is those basic principles of Christian living which may be applied to all the situations of life as they arise (cf. Erdman notes, "Paul reaches the climax by one which is of the widest possible applications...Not only hymns of praise but every word spoken and every act performed may be transfigured into real worship of God." Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 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. 6 # See Eph. пояснение к 1Кор. Let all be done for his honour and glory. 1:26 passion, evil desire, and covetousness, # [Job 31:25, 26] which is idolatry. And again the Christian is admonished to be grateful. But it is easy for us because of Him (Hebrews 10:19-22). 17. By (through) him - as the channel of His grace to us, and of our thanksgiving to Him (John 14:6, end). 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. No longer are these things mere human relationships, or just work. In the name of the Lord Jesus. We are to glorify God, acknowledge our dependence upon Him, and demonstrate our subjection to His authority, in every facet of our lives. The Expositor's Greek Testament. 3. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by Him. "AND"-Indicating that this verse is connected with the previous thoughts. As we study the following human relationships, be impressed that Christianity has placed in every relationship the duty of mutual obligation. In every relationship we have, God can be glorified, His will can be served, if we act in submission to His directives. 5 He exhorteth to mortification, 10 to put off the old man, and to put on Christ, 12 exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties. "means, accordingly, "in vital relation with him", that is, in harmony with his revealed will, in subjection to his authority.." (Hendriksen p. 164) (Matthew 28:18-19). Col 3:17 - 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. εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ θεῷ καὶ πατρὶ δἰ αὐτοῦ—“Giving thanks to God even the Father by Him.” The sentiment is found in Ephesians 5:20, more pointedly and fully expressed, and in almost the same connection. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Log In/Sign Up World English Bible (WEB) ... Colossians 3:17… The "name" comprehends everything revealed and known about the person bearing the name. 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. 1 He sheweth where we should seek Christ. 1. “In the name of Jesus” mean to use his principles to guide your life. This is the grand desideratum, the universal reign of the Christian spirit. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. (Colossians 3:17, NIV) References So it may mean that the songs we sing should make us mindful of God’s grace to us in Christ. Which again emphasizes that Jesus is the only mediator between the Father and us (1 Timothy 2:5). As for the whole of what you do in word or in act, let every part or separate element of it be done in the name of the Lord Jesus. AMP. Colossians 3:17 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. p. 542). —As Christians, bearing his name, having his Spirit, moving in his presence. Still, the apostle does not inculcate any familiar or fanatical use of Christ's name, it is not to be mixed up with the phrases of colloquial life. 5 # Rom. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Colossians 3:17, ESV: "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." The entire chapter Colossians 3 interlinear (Greek/English), translated word by word and with Greek grammar parsing codes, free online. 211-212). Colossians 3:11, NASB: "a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all." The following verses apply this truth. Hendriksen notes, "In connection with any and every word and deed the believer should ask himself, "Am I able to thank God the Father for having given me the opportunity to say or do this?"" ASV. 6. "GIVING THANKS TO GOD THE FATHER THROUGH HIM"-(Ephesians 5:20). It is comparatively easy to engage in religious discourse, but far more difficult to discourse on everything in a religious spirit; comparatively easy to do a professedly Christian act, but far more difficult to do every act in a Christian spirit. In the name—As Christians, bearing his name, having his Spirit, moving in his presence. 5:24] Put to death therefore # Rom. Chrysostom gives, as the reason, that in such respects these churches were deficient, though he does not specify the source of such deficiency. 5. (Colossians 3:13, NIV) "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." 7. Its desire is, not only that God may be glorified, but that “He may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:11). Erdman notes, "This does not mean that this holy name is to be used as a magic charm." Augustine: ‘Both in His gifts and in His chastisements, praise Him, who either wins thee by giving, that thou mayest not want, or punishes thee when wandering that thou mayest not perish.’ Such gratitude is ‘through Him,’ since what He is and has done as our Redeemer not only makes us grateful, but gives us a Mediator for the expression of our thanksgiving. Colossians Images and Notes. Rather, it is to live in harmony with the will of God! This approach is vastly different from the legal one that provides a specific command for every situation. ‘Giving thanks to God the Father through Him.’ Again the emphasis on being thankful. We have already explained these things, and what goes before, in the Epistle to the Ephesians, where the same things are said almost word for word. The Book of Colossians. KJV W/ STRONGS BIBLE - COLOSSIANS 3 ... 3:11 Where 3699 there is 1762 5748 neither 3756 Greek 1672 nor 2532 Jew 2453, circumcision 4061 nor 2532 uncircumcision 203, Barbarian 915, Scythian 4658, ... 3:17 And 2532 whatsoever 3748 3956 ye do 302 4160 5725 in … (454) For we shall fitly comprehend under this term the two following things — that all our aims (455) may set out with invocation of Christ, and may be subservient to his glory. Colossians 3:17. Colossians 3:17. He is Jesus the Lord, and we are His people. "What would Jesus do?" 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. here the more general exhortation of 1 Corinthians 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. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Eph 5:21—6:9 ) And also note that basically the same duties exist in all our relationships, even after we become Christians. Vitringa, Observat. is quite similar. "The NT does not contain a detailed code of rules for the Christian, like those which were elaborated with ever-increasing particularity in rabbinical casuistry. From her there was demanded complete servitude and chastity; but her husband could go out as much as he chose and could enter into as many relationships outside marriage as he liked without incurring any stigma. Some take πᾶν, with Flatt and Bähr, in an absolute case, others think it better to regard it as repeated in the plural form πάντα. [2] Many expositors however, especially those who read ἐν τῇ χάριτι , translate “in grace,” understanding the article either of the grace of the Spirit (or the grace brought to them at first, Colossians 1:6 ), or of the grace that the Colossians enjoyed. Note that our approach to the Father is ‘through Him’. καὶ πᾶν ὅ τι ἂν ποιῆτε, ἐν λόγῳ ἢ ἐν ἔργῳ, πάντα ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου ᾿ιησοῦ—“And whatever ye do in word or in deed, do all of it in the name of the Lord Jesus,” or “Whatever ye are in the custom of doing,” etc. ‘Through Him’ has special significance in this letter for it excludes any intermediaries. Moreover we are to do all with thanksgiving to God. It is true, as Meyer replies, that no direct polemical tendency is discernible in this section: still there must have been some reason why, in his letters to Asiatic communities, Paul dwells so strongly on this important branch of ethics. (p. 101). ... Colossians 3:17. Colossians 3:17 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. With this clause, Kypke wrongly connects the previous one, thus—“always in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God.”. ), supplied from .— . Westcott & Hort GNT - Literal Translation Greek & English Colossians 3 > > Interlinear []. The plural πάντα individualizes what has been put collectively under the singular πᾶν. Colossians 3 - If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. “Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus“ (v. 17a). We should say all words and practice all deeds in harmony with the revelation of Jesus Christ, namely, under His authority and as His followers. —In the relations mentioned, though the rule may properly enough cover our entire conduct. начит действовать в соответствии с Его сущностью и желаниями (см. "thus everything he says or does ought to be in the light of the fact that Jesus is his Lord. As ye give thanks to God by Christ, so think all and speak all in Christ's name, who is the medium of thanksgiving. Christianity should ever guard and regulate amidst all secular engagements, and its influence should hallow all the relations and engagements of life. Men may for the occasion solemnize themselves, and word and act may be in direct homage to Christ, but the season of such necessity passes away, and the sensations it had created lose their hold. ], The basic principle, as opposed to a set of specific rules, is this. 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