Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

If you keep yourselves safely based in the faith, not moved from the hope of the good news which came to you, and which was given to every living being under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.

New American Standard Bible

if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

King James Version

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Holman Bible

if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it.

International Standard Version

However, you must remain firmly established and steadfast in the faith, without being moved from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

A Conservative Version

If ye truly continue in the faith, founded, and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the good-news that ye heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I Paul became a helper.

American Standard Version

if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.

Amplified

[and He will do this] if you continue in the faith, well-grounded and steadfast, and not shifting away from the [confident] hope [that is a result] of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which [gospel] I, Paul, was made a minister.

An Understandable Version

[This will happen] if you continue in the faith [Note: This means either "continue to observe God's teaching" or, "continue to believe"], firmly grounded and established, and not moved away from the hope offered by the Gospel message, which you have heard and which was preached to people throughout the entire created world under heaven. I, Paul, was made a minister of this Gospel.

Anderson New Testament

if you continue in the faith, founded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, have been made a minister.

Common New Testament

if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a minister.

Daniel Mace New Testament

provided you continue well-grounded and settled in the faith, and do not abandon that hope which has been offer'd to you by the gospel, and is proclaim'd to all mankind; of which I Paul am made a minister.

Darby Translation

if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which is under heaven, of which I Paul became minister.

Godbey New Testament

if you abide in the faith, having been grounded and firm, and not moved from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, having been preached in all creation which is under heaven; whose minister I Paul became.

John Wesley New Testament

If ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and are not removed from the hope of the gospel which ye have heard, which is preached to every creature that is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister.

Julia Smith Translation

If indeed ye remain in the faith, founded and firmly fixed, and not moved aside from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I Paul was a servant;

King James 2000

If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature who is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;

Lexham Expanded Bible

if indeed you remain in the faith, established and steadfast and not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Modern King James verseion

if indeed you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard and which was proclaimed in all the creation under Heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

if ye continue grounded and established in the faith, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, whereof ye have heard, how that it is preached among all creatures, which are under heaven, whereof I, Paul, am made a minister.

Montgomery New Testament

And this he will do if, indeed, you continue in the faith, firmly founded and stedfast, and never moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, and which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, that gospel of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

NET Bible

if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.

New Heart English Bible

if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.

Noyes New Testament

if ye indeed continue in the faith grounded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye heard, which hath been preached in the whole creation under heaven; of which I Paul became a minister.

Sawyer New Testament

if indeed you continue founded and established in the faith, and not moved from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached in all the creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

The Emphasized Bible

If, at least, ye are abiding still in the faith, founded and firm, and not to be moved away from the hope of the glad-message which ye have heard, which hath been proclaimed in all creation which is under heaven, - of which, I Paul, have become minister.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

if ye abide in faith grounded and firm, and never moved aside from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached to the whole creation which is under heaven, of which I Paul am a minister.

Twentieth Century New Testament

If only you remain true to your Faith, firm and immovable, never abandoning the hope held out in the Good News to which you listened, which has been proclaimed among all created things under Heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Webster

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached to every creature which is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;

Weymouth New Testament

if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.

Williams New Testament

if indeed you continue well grounded and firm in faith and never shift from the hope inspired by the good news you heard, which has been preached all over the world, and of which I, Paul, have been made a minister.

World English Bible

if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.

Worrell New Testament

if, at least, ye continue in the faith, founded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under the heaven, of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Worsley New Testament

if so be ye continue grounded and settled in the faith, and be not moved from the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached throughout the whole creation, of which I Paul am a minister.

Youngs Literal Translation

if also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that is under the heaven, of which I became -- I Paul -- a ministrant.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If
εἴγε 
Eige 
if so be that, if, if yet
Usage: 5

ye continue in
ἐπιμένω 
Epimeno 
Usage: 18

the faith
πίστις 
Pistis 
Usage: 221

θεμελιόω 
themelioo 
Usage: 4

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

ἑδραῖος 
hedraios 
Usage: 3

be not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

μετακινέω 
metakineo 
Usage: 1

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

the hope
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54

of the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ye have heard
ἀκούω 
Akouo 
Usage: 313

κηρύσσω 
Kerusso 
Usage: 49

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

πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

κτίσις 
Ktisis 
Usage: 15

ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

Παῦλος 
Paulos 
Usage: 162

am made
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:23

Images Colossians 1:23

Prayers for Colossians 1:23

Context Readings

Prayer For Maturity Based On Christ's Preeminence

22 In the body of his flesh through death, so that you might be holy and without sin and free from all evil before him: 23 If you keep yourselves safely based in the faith, not moved from the hope of the good news which came to you, and which was given to every living being under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant. 24 Now I have joy in my pain because of you, and in my flesh I undergo whatever is still needed to make the sorrows of Christ complete, for the salvation of his body, the church;



Cross References

Ephesians 3:17

So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love,

Mark 16:15

And he said to them, Go into all the world, and give the good news to everyone.

Acts 2:5

Now there were living at Jerusalem, Jews, God-fearing men, from every nation under heaven.

Colossians 1:5-6

Through the hope which is in store for you in heaven; knowledge of which was given to you before in the true word of the good news,

Colossians 2:7

Rooted and based together in him, strong in the faith which the teaching gave you, giving praise to God at all times.

Romans 10:18

But I say, Did not the word come to their ears? Yes, certainly: Their sound has gone out into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.

2 Corinthians 3:6

Who has made us able to be servants of a new agreement; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter gives death, but the Spirit gives life.

Colossians 1:25

Of which I became a servant by the purpose of God which was given to me for you, to give effect to the word of God,

Deuteronomy 2:25

From now on I will put the fear of you in all peoples under heaven, who, hearing of you, will be shaking with fear and grief of heart because of you.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And when your eyes are lifted up to heaven, and you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of heaven, do not let yourselves be moved to give them worship, or become the servants of what the Lord has given equally to all peoples under heaven.

Deuteronomy 4:19-14

And when your eyes are lifted up to heaven, and you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of heaven, do not let yourselves be moved to give them worship, or become the servants of what the Lord has given equally to all peoples under heaven.

Deuteronomy 4:19

And when your eyes are lifted up to heaven, and you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the army of heaven, do not let yourselves be moved to give them worship, or become the servants of what the Lord has given equally to all peoples under heaven.

Lamentations 3:66

You will go after them in wrath, and put an end to them from under the heavens of the Lord.

Ezekiel 18:26

When the upright man, turning away from his righteousness, does evil, death will overtake him; in the evil which he has done death will overtake him.

Hosea 6:3-4

And let us have knowledge, let us go after the knowledge of the Lord; his going out is certain as the dawn, his decisions go out like the light; he will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.

Zephaniah 1:6

And those who are turned back from going after the Lord, and those who have not made prayer to the Lord or got directions from him.

Matthew 7:24-25

Everyone, then, to whom my words come and who does them, will be like a wise man who made his house on a rock;

Matthew 24:13-14

But he who goes through to the end will get salvation.

Luke 6:48

He is like a man building a house, who went deep and put the base of it on a rock; and when the water came up and the river was driving against that house, it was not moved, because the building was good.

Luke 8:13-15

And those on the rock are those who with joy give hearing to the word; but having no root, they have faith for a time, and when the test comes they give up.

Luke 22:32

But I have made prayer for you, that your faith may not go from you: and when you are turned again, make your brothers strong.

John 8:30-32

When he said this a number came to have faith in him.

John 15:6

If a man does not keep himself in me, he becomes dead and is cut off like a dry branch; such branches are taken up and put in the fire and burned.

John 15:9-10

Even as the Father has given me his love, so I have given my love to you: be ever in my love.

Acts 1:17

For he was numbered among us, and had his part in our work.

Acts 1:25

To take that position as a servant and Apostle, from which Judas by his sin was shut out, so that he might go to his place.

Acts 4:12

And in no other is there salvation: for there is no other name under heaven, given among men, through which we may have salvation.

Acts 11:23

Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts:

Acts 14:22

Making strong the souls of the disciples, saying to them that they were to keep the faith, and that we have to go through troubles of all sorts to come into the kingdom of God.

Acts 20:24

But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.

Acts 26:16

But get up on your feet: for I have come to you for this purpose, to make you a servant and a witness of the things in which you have seen me, and of those in which you will see me;

Romans 2:7

To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:

Romans 5:5

And hope does not put to shame; because our hearts are full of the love of God through the Holy Spirit which is given to us.

Romans 15:16

To be a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, doing the work of a priest in the good news of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles might be pleasing to God, being made holy by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? They are but servants who gave you the good news as God gave it to them.

1 Corinthians 4:1-3

Let us be judged as servants of Christ, and as those who are responsible for the secret things of God.

1 Corinthians 15:58

For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.

2 Corinthians 4:1

For this reason, because we have been made servants of this new order, through the mercy given to us, we are strong:

2 Corinthians 5:18-20

But all things are of God, who has made us at peace with himself through Christ, and has given to us the work of making peace;

2 Corinthians 6:1

We then, working together with God, make our request to you not to take the grace of God to no purpose.

2 Corinthians 11:23

Are they servants of Christ? (I am talking foolishly) I am more so; I have had more experience of hard work, of prisons, of blows more than measure, of death.

Galatians 4:11

I am in fear of you, that I may have been working for you to no purpose.

Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit by faith are waiting for the hope of righteousness.

Galatians 5:7

You were going on well; who was the cause of your not giving ear to what is true?

Galatians 6:9

And let us not get tired of well-doing; for at the right time we will get in the grain, if we do not give way to weariness.

Ephesians 1:18

And that having the eyes of your heart full of light, you may have knowledge of what is the hope of his purpose, what is the wealth of the glory of his heritage in the saints,

Ephesians 2:21

In whom all the building, rightly joined together, comes to be a holy house of God in the Lord;

Ephesians 3:7-8

Of which I was made a preacher, through that grace of God which was given to me in the measure of the working of his power.

Ephesians 4:16

Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

So that no man might be moved by these troubles; because you see that these things are part of God's purpose for us.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

For this reason, when I was no longer able to keep quiet, I sent to get news of your faith, fearing that you might be tested by the Evil One and that our work might come to nothing.

1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day, be serious, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and on our heads, the hope of salvation.

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father who had love for us and has given us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,

1 Timothy 1:12

I give praise to him who gave me power, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he took me to be true, making me his servant,

1 Timothy 2:7

And of this I became a preacher and an Apostle (what I say is true, not false,) and a teacher of the Gentiles in the true faith.

2 Timothy 1:11-12

Of which I was made a preacher and an Apostle and a teacher;

2 Timothy 4:5-6

But be self-controlled in all things, do without comfort, go on preaching the good news, completing the work which has been given you to do.

Titus 3:7

So that, having been given righteousness through grace, we might have a part in the heritage, the hope of eternal life.

Hebrews 3:6

But Christ as a son, over his house; whose house are we, if we keep our hearts fixed in the glad and certain hope till the end.

Hebrews 3:14

For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;

Hebrews 4:14

Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.

Hebrews 6:19

And this hope is like a strong band for our souls, fixed and certain, and going in to that which is inside the veil;

Hebrews 10:38

But the upright man will be living by his faith; and if he goes back, my soul will have no pleasure in him.

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his great mercy has given us a new birth and a living hope by the coming again of Jesus Christ from the dead,

1 Peter 1:5

Who, by the power of God are kept, through faith, for that salvation, which will be seen at the last day.

2 Peter 2:18-22

For with high-sounding false words, making use of the attraction of unclean desires of the flesh, they get into their power those newly made free from those who are living in error;

1 John 2:27

As for you, the Spirit which he gave you is still in you, and you have no need of any teacher; but as his Spirit gives you teaching about all things, and is true and not false, so keep your hearts in him, through the teaching which he has given you.

1 John 3:1-3

See what great love the Father has given us in naming us the children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not see who we are, because it did not see who he was.

Revelation 2:10

Have no fear of the things which you will have to undergo: see, the Evil One will send some of you into prison, so that you may be put to the test; and you will have great trouble for ten days. Be true till death, and I will give you the crown of life.

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