Parallel Bible VersionsGreek Bible Study Tools

Colossians 1:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— whereunto I labor also, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For which I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whereunto also I toil, combating according to his working, which works in me in power.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Unto which I am even toiling, contending according to his energy which is energising itself in me with power.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for which also I labour, striving according to his working that is working in me in power.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Wherein also I labour, striving according to his working which he worketh in me in power.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whereunto I also labour, striuing according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— for which also I labour and contend, according to the help of the power which is given to me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And for this also, I toil and strive, with the aid of the strength that is imparted to me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whereunto 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
I y2872
[2872] Standard
κοπιάω
kopiao
{kop-ee-ah'-o}
From a derivative of G2873; to feel fatigue; by implication to work hard.
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
labour, 2872
{2872} Prime
κοπιάω
kopiao
{kop-ee-ah'-o}
From a derivative of G2873; to feel fatigue; by implication to work hard.
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
striving 75
{0075} Prime
ἀγωνίζομαι
agonizomai
{ag-o-nid'-zom-ahee}
From G0073; to struggle, literally (to compete for a prize), figuratively (to contend with an adversary), or generally (to endeavor to accomplish something).
z5740
<5740> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 544
according x2596
(2596) Complement
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
to y2596
[2596] Standard
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
his 846
{0846} Prime
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
working, 1753
{1753} Prime
ἐνέργεια
energeia
{en-erg'-i-ah}
From G1756; efficiency ('energy').
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
worketh 1754
{1754} Prime
ἐνεργέω
energeo
{en-erg-eh'-o}
From G1756; to be active, efficient.
z5734
<5734> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle (See G5785)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 111
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
me 1698
{1698} Prime
ἐμοί
emoi
{em-oy'}
A prolonged form of G3427; to me.
mightily. 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
1411
{1411} Prime
δύναμις
dunamis
{doo'-nam-is}
From G1410; force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 1:29

_ _ Whereunto — namely, “to present every man perfect in Christ.”

_ _ I also labour — rather, “I labor also.” I not only “proclaim” (English Version, “preach”) Christ, but I labor also.

_ _ striving — in “conflict” (Colossians 2:1) of spirit (compare Romans 8:26). The same Greek word is used of Epaphras (Colossians 4:12), “laboring fervently for you in prayers”: literally, “agonizing,” “striving as in the agony of a contest.” So Jesus in Gethsemane when praying (Luke 22:44): so “strive” (the same Greek word, “agonize”), Luke 13:24. So Jacob “wrestled” in prayer (Genesis 32:24-29). Compare “contention,” Greek, “agony,” or “striving earnestness,” 1 Thessalonians 2:2.

_ _ according to his working — Paul avows that he has power to “strive” in spirit for his converts, so far only as Christ works in him and by him (Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 4:13).

_ _ mightily — literally, “in power.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 1:12-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

[[no comment]]

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

[[no comment]]

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
labour:

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
2 Corinthians 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Thessalonians 2:9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Revelation 2:3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

striving:

Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Romans 15:20 Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;
1 Corinthians 9:25-27 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they [do it] to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. ... But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.
Hebrews 12:4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

his:

1 Corinthians 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Ephesians 1:19 And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Ephesians 3:7 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.

mightily:

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes



Chain-Reference Bible Search

Lk 13:24. Ro 15:20, 30. 1Co 9:25; 12:6, 11; 15:10. 2Co 5:9; 6:5; 11:23; 12:9; 13:3. Ep 1:19; 3:7, 20. Php 1:27, 30; 2:13, 16. Col 2:1; 4:12. 1Th 2:9. 2Th 3:8. 2Ti 2:10. He 12:4; 13:21. Rv 2:3.

Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Please post your comment on Colossians 1:29.
Name:

WWW Chat Bible Commentary

User-Posted Comments on Colossians 1:29


Recent Chat Bible Comments