Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light,

New American Standard Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.

King James Version

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Holman Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light.

International Standard Version

and might thank the Father, who has enabled us to share in the saints' inheritance in the light.

A Conservative Version

Giving thanks to the Father who made us qualified for the share of the portion of the sanctified in light.

American Standard Version

giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Amplified

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people) in the Light.

An Understandable Version

[May you] give thanks to the Father who has enabled you to share [i.e., eventually] in the inheritance of the saints [i.e., God's holy people] in [the kingdom of] light.

Anderson New Testament

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a portion of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Bible in Basic English

Giving praise to the Father who has given us a part in the heritage of the saints in light;

Common New Testament

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

Daniel Mace New Testament

giving thanks to the father, who has qualified you to share in that light he affords to his people:

Darby Translation

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light,

Godbey New Testament

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us worthy unto a participation of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Goodspeed New Testament

and you will thank the Father who has entitled you to share the lot of God's people in the realm of light.

John Wesley New Testament

Giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to partake of the inheritance of the saints in light.

Julia Smith Translation

Returning thanks to the Father, having rendered us fitting for the portion of the lot of the holy in light:

King James 2000

Giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Lexham Expanded Bible

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light,

Modern King James verseion

giving thanks to the Father, who has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

giving thanks unto the father which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of saints in light.

Moffatt New Testament

thanking the Father who has qualified us to share the lot of the saints in the Light,

Montgomery New Testament

I ask that you may give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the heritage of the saints in the light.

NET Bible

giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints' inheritance in the light.

New Heart English Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who made you fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light;

Noyes New Testament

giving thanks to the Father, who enabled us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light;

Sawyer New Testament

giving thanks to the Father who has made us fit for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light,

The Emphasized Bible

Giving thanks unto the Father that hath made you sufficient for your share in the inheritance of the saints in the light,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

giving thanks to God, even the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion in the inheritance of the saints in light;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And you will give thanks to the Father who made you fit to share the lot which awaits Christ's People in the realms of Light.

Webster

Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Weymouth New Testament

and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.

Williams New Testament

and you will always be thanking the Father who has qualified you to share the lot of His people in the realm of light.

World English Bible

giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Worrell New Testament

giving thanks to the Father, Who made us meet for the portion of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Worsley New Testament

giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet for a portion of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
εὐχαριστέω 
Eucharisteo 
Usage: 37

unto the Father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

ἱκανόω 
Hikanoo 
Usage: 2

us
ἡμᾶς 
hemas 
us, we, our, us-ward 9, not tr
Usage: 170

ἱκανόω 
Hikanoo 
Usage: 2

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

μερίς 
meris 
part, to be partaker 9
Usage: 4

of the inheritance
κλῆρος 
Kleros 
Usage: 12

of the saints
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:12

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:12

Images Colossians 1:12

Prayers for Colossians 1:12

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

11 in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy. 12 Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light, 13 who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate us into the reign of the Son of His love,


Cross References

Acts 20:32

and now, I commend you, brethren, to God, and to the word of His grace, that is able to build up, and to give you an inheritance among all those sanctified.

Ephesians 5:20

giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;

Acts 26:18

to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the authority of the Adversary unto God, for their receiving forgiveness of sins, and a lot among those having been sanctified, by faith that is toward me.

Colossians 3:15

and let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye were called in one body, and become thankful.

1 Kings 6:7

And the house, in its being built, of perfect stone brought thither hath been built, and hammer, and the axe -- any instrument of iron -- was not heard in the house, in its being built.

1 Chronicles 29:20

And David saith to all the assembly, 'Bless, I pray you, Jehovah your God;' and all the assembly bless Jehovah, God of their fathers, and bow and do obeisance to Jehovah, and to the king.

Psalm 36:9

For with Thee is a fountain of life, In Thy light we see light.

Psalm 79:13

And we, Thy people, and the flock of Thy pasture, We give thanks to Thee to the age, To all generations we recount Thy praise!

Psalm 97:11

Light is sown for the righteous, And for the upright of heart -- joy.

Psalm 107:21-22

They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,

Psalm 116:7

Turn back, O my soul, to thy rest, For Jehovah hath conferred benefits on thee.

Proverbs 4:18

And the path of the righteous is as a shining light, Going and brightening till the day is established,

Proverbs 16:1

Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.

Isaiah 60:19-20

To thee no more is the sun for a light by day, And for brightness the moon giveth not light to thee, And Jehovah hath become to thee A light age-during, and thy God thy beauty.

Daniel 2:23

Thee, O God of my fathers, I am thanking and praising, for wisdom and might Thou hast given to me; and now, Thou hast caused me to know that which we have sought from Thee, for the king's matter Thou hast caused us to know.'

Matthew 25:34

'Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

John 4:23

but, there cometh an hour, and it now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father also doth seek such to worship him;

John 14:6

Jesus saith to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one doth come unto the Father, if not through me;

John 20:17

Jesus saith to her, 'Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'

Romans 8:17

and if children, also heirs, heirs, indeed, of God, and heirs together of Christ -- if, indeed, we suffer together, that we may also be glorified together.

Romans 8:29-30

because whom He did foreknow, He also did fore-appoint, conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be first-born among many brethren;

Romans 9:23

and that He might make known the riches of His glory on vessels of kindness, that He before prepared for glory, whom also He did call -- us --

Romans 11:17

And if certain of the branches were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wast graffed in among them, and a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree didst become --

Romans 15:27

for it pleased well, and their debtors they are, for if in their spiritual things the nations did participate, they ought also, in the fleshly things, to minister to them.

1 Corinthians 8:6

yet to us is one God, the Father, of whom are the all things, and we to Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are the all things, and we through Him;

1 Corinthians 9:23

And this I do because of the good news, that a fellow-partaker of it I may become;

2 Corinthians 5:5

And He who did work us to this self-same thing is God, who also did give to us the earnest of the Spirit;

Ephesians 1:11

in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,

Ephesians 1:18

the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 3:6

that the nations be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in the Christ, through the good news,

Ephesians 4:6

one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all,

Ephesians 5:4

also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be comforted, being united in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the secret of the God and Father, and of the Christ,

Colossians 3:17

and all, whatever ye may do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus -- giving thanks to the God and Father, through him.

Titus 2:14

who did give himself for us, that he might ransom us from all lawlessness, and might purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works;

Hebrews 3:1

Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the apostle and chief priest of our profession, Christ Jesus,

Hebrews 3:14

for partakers we have become of the Christ, if the beginning of the confidence unto the end we may hold fast,

Hebrews 12:23

to the company and assembly of the first-born in heaven enrolled, and to God the judge of all, and to spirits of righteous men made perfect,

James 3:9

with it we do bless the God and Father, and with it we do curse the men made according to the similitude of God;

1 Peter 1:2-5

according to a foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied!

1 Peter 5:1

Elders who are among you, I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and of the glory about to be revealed a partaker,

1 John 1:3

that which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that ye also may have fellowship with us, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ;

1 John 3:1-3

See ye what love the Father hath given to us, that children of God we may be called; because of this the world doth not know us, because it did not know Him;

Revelation 21:23

and the city hath no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they may shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp of it is the Lamb;

Revelation 22:5

and night shall not be there, and they have no need of a lamp and light of a sun, because the Lord God doth give them light, and they shall reign -- to the ages of the ages.

Revelation 22:14

'Happy are those doing His commands that the authority shall be theirs unto the tree of the life, and by the gates they may enter into the city;

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