Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church.

New American Standard Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

King James Version

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Holman Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for His body, that is, the church.

A Conservative Version

I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.

American Standard Version

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church;

Amplified

[Even] now I rejoice in the midst of my sufferings on your behalf. And in my own person I am making up whatever is still lacking and remains to be completed [ on our part] of Christ's afflictions, for the sake of His body, which is the church.

An Understandable Version

Now I rejoice in [spite of] my sufferings for your sake, and I am filling up [i.e., completing] in my physical body what was lacking in the afflictions Christ endured for His body's sake, the church.

Anderson New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what remains of my sufferings for Christ in my flesh for the sake of his body, which is the church,

Bible in Basic English

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;

Common New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share for the sake of his body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:

Darby Translation

Now, I rejoice in sufferings for you, and I fill up that which is behind of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh, for his body, which is the assembly;

Godbey New Testament

Now I rejoice in sufferings in your behalf, and am filling up the residue of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh in behalf of his body, which is the church;

Goodspeed New Testament

At present I am glad to be suffering in your interest, and I am making up in my own person what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for the church, which is his body.

John Wesley New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh that which is behind of the sufferings of Christ for his body, which is the church:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fulfill in my flesh that which is lacking of the tribulations of the Christ for his body's sake, which is the congregation ,

Julia Smith Translation

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill again the necessities of the pressures of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church.

King James 2000

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings on behalf of you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking of the afflictions of Christ, on behalf of his body which is the church,

Modern King James verseion

who now rejoice in my sufferings on your behalf, and I fill up the things lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, on behalf of His body, which is the church;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now joy I in my sufferings which I suffer, for you; and fulfill that which is behind of the passions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the congregation -

Moffatt New Testament

I am suffering now on your behalf, but I rejoice in that; I would make up the full sum of all that Christ has to suffer in my person on behalf of the church, his Body;

Montgomery New Testament

I am now rejoicing in my sufferings on your behalf; and I am filling up in my own body what is yet lacking of the sufferings of Christ in behalf of the church, his Body.

NET Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my physical body -- for the sake of his body, the church -- what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.

New Heart English Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church;

Noyes New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up instead that which is wanting of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh on behalf of his body, which is the church;

Sawyer New Testament

Now I rejoice in sufferings for you, and supply the deficiencies of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church,

The Emphasized Bible

Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh the measure of afflictions for Christ which remains to be endured for his body, which is the church,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Now at last I can rejoice in my sufferings on your behalf, and in my own person I supplement the afflictions endured by the Christ, for the sake of his Body, the Church;

Webster

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Weymouth New Testament

Now I can find joy amid my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my own person whatever is lacking in Christ's afflictions on behalf of His Body, the Church.

Williams New Testament

I am now glad to be suffering for you, and in my own person I am filling in what is lacking in Christ's sufferings for His body, that is, the church.

World English Bible

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the assembly;

Worrell New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings in your behalf, and fill up in turn the deficiencies of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh for the sake of His body, which is the assembly;

Worsley New Testament

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

Youngs Literal Translation

I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and do fill up the things lacking of the tribulations of the Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the assembly,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Who
ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

now
νῦν 
Nun 
Usage: 102

χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

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

my
μοῦ 
Mou 
μοῦ 
Mou 
my, me, mine, I, mine own
my, me, mine, I, mine own
Usage: 313
Usage: 313

πάθημα 
Pathema 
Usage: 16

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138
Usage: 138

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

and

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

fill up
ἀνταναπληρόω 
Antanapleroo 
fill up
Usage: 1

ὑστέρημα 
Husterema 
Usage: 8

of the afflictions
θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

his

Usage: 0

σῶμα 
Soma 
Usage: 123

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:24

Devotionals containing Colossians 1:24

Images Colossians 1:24

Context Readings

Paul's Suffering And Stewardship

23 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. 24 Now I am rejoicing while suffering for you as I complete in my flesh whatever remains of the Messiah's sufferings on behalf of his body, which is the church. 25 I became its servant as God commissioned me to work for you, so that I may complete my ministry of the word of God.


Cross References

Romans 5:3

Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore, never be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, by God's power, join me in suffering for the sake of the gospel.

2 Corinthians 7:4

I have great confidence in you. I am very proud of you. I am very much encouraged. I am overjoyed in all our troubles.

Philippians 3:10

I want to know the Messiah what his resurrection power is like and what it means to share in his sufferings by becoming like him in his death,

Colossians 1:18

He is also the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he himself might have first place in everything.

Matthew 5:11-12

"How blessed are you whenever people insult you, persecute you, and say all sorts of evil things against you falsely because of me!

Acts 5:41

They left the Council, rejoicing to have been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.

2 Corinthians 1:5-8

For as the Messiah's sufferings overflow into us, so also our comfort overflows through the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12

In every way we're troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair,

2 Corinthians 11:23-27

Are they the Messiah's servants? I am insane to talk like this, but I am a far better one! I have been involved in far greater efforts, far more imprisonments, countless beatings, and have faced death more than once.

Ephesians 1:23

which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 3:1

For this reason I, Paul, am the prisoner of the Messiah Jesus for the sake of you gentiles.

Ephesians 3:13

So then, I ask you not to become discouraged because of my troubles on your behalf, which work toward your glory.

Philippians 2:17-18

Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you.

2 Timothy 2:9-10

Because of it I am experiencing trouble, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. However, God's word is not chained.

James 1:2

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials,

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