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Colossians 3:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And let the peace of Christ preside in your hearts, to which also ye have been called in one body, and be thankful.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And let, the peace of Christ, act as umpire in your hearts, unto which ye have been called in [one] body, and be thankful:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye were called in one body, and become thankful.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also yee are called in one body: and be yee thankefull.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And let the peace of the Meshiha direct your hearts, for to it you have been called in one body; and give thanks to the Meshiha,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And let the peace of the Messiah direct your hearts; for to that ye have been called, in one body; and be ye thankful to the Messiah.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 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.
let y1018
[1018] Standard
βραβεύω
brabeuo
{brab-yoo'-o}
From the same as G1017; to arbitrate, that is, (generally) to govern (figuratively prevail).
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.
the x3588
(3588) Complement

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).
peace 1515
{1515} Prime
εἰρήνη
eirene
{i-ray'-nay}
Probably from a primary verb εἴρω [[eiro]] (to join); peace (literally or figuratively); by implication prosperity.
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
rule 1018
{1018} Prime
βραβεύω
brabeuo
{brab-yoo'-o}
From the same as G1017; to arbitrate, that is, (generally) to govern (figuratively prevail).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
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.
your 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
hearts, 2588
{2588} Prime
καρδία
kardia
{kar-dee'-ah}
Prolonged from a primary κάρ [[kar]] (Latin cor, 'heart'); the heart, that is, (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle.
to 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.
the which 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.
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.
ye are called 2564
{2564} Prime
καλέω
kaleo
{kal-eh'-o}
Akin to the base of G2753; to 'call' (properly aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
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.
one 1520
{1520} Prime
εἷς
heis
{hice}
(Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν [[hen]]); a primary numeral; one.
body; 4983
{4983} Prime
σῶμα
soma
{so'-mah}
From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively.
and 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.
be x1096
(1096) Complement
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
ye y1096
[1096] Standard
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5737
<5737> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Middle or Passive Deponent (See G5790)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 152
thankful. 2170
{2170} Prime
εὐχάριστος
eucharistos
{yoo-khar'-is-tos}
From G2095 and a derivative of G5483; well favored, that is, (by implication) grateful.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 3:15

_ _ peace of God — The oldest manuscripts and versions read, “The peace of Christ” (compare Philippians 4:7). “The peace of God.” Therefore Christ is God. Peace was His legacy to His disciples before He left them (John 14:27), “MY peace I give unto you.” Peace is peculiarly His to give. Peace follows love (Colossians 3:14; Ephesians 4:2, Ephesians 4:3).

_ _ rule — literally, “sit as umpire”; the same Greek verb simple, as appears compounded (Colossians 2:18). The false teacher, as a self-constituted umpire, defrauds you of your prize; but if the peace of Christ be your umpire ruling in your hearts, your reward is sure. “Let the peace of Christ act as umpire when anger, envy, and such passions arise; and restrain them.” Let not those passions give the award, so that you should be swayed by them, but let Christ’s peace be the decider of everything.

_ _ in your hearts — Many wear a peaceful countenance and speak peace with the mouth, while war is in their hearts (Psalms 28:3; Psalms 55:21).

_ _ to the which — that is, with a view to which state of Christian peace (Isaiah 26:3); 1 Corinthians 7:15, “God hath called us to peace.”

_ _ ye are calledGreek, “ye were also called.” The “also” implies that besides Paul’s exhortation, they have also as a motive to “peace,” their having been once for all called.

_ _ in one body — (Ephesians 4:4). The unity of the body is a strong argument for “peace” among the members.

_ _ be ye thankful — for your “calling.” Not to have “peace ruling in your hearts” would be inconsistent with the “calling in one body,” and would be practical unthankfulness to God who called us (Ephesians 5:4, Ephesians 5:19, Ephesians 5:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 3:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 3:15

And then the peace of God shall rule in your hearts — Shall sway every temper, affection, thought, as the reward (so the Greek word implies) of your preceding love and obedience.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God (i) rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in (k) one body; and be ye thankful.

(i) Rule and govern all things.

(k) You are joined together into one body through God's goodness, so that you might help one another, as fellow members.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the peace:

Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, [that] he may make peace with me; [and] he shall make peace with me.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. ... For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Ephesians 2:12-18 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: ... For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

to the:

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us to peace.
Ephesians 2:16-17 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: ... And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
Ephesians 4:4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

and be:

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.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name.
Psalms 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psalms 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay [that] that I have vowed. Salvation [is] of the LORD.
Luke 17:16-18 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. ... There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.
Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
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