Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

[You have these qualities] because of the hope stored up for you in heaven, which [hope] you previously heard about through the message of truth when the Gospel

New American Standard Bible

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel

King James Version

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Holman Bible

because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about this hope in the message of truth, the gospel

International Standard Version

based on the hope laid up for you in heaven. Some time ago you heard about this hope through the word of truth, the gospel

A Conservative Version

because of the hope being reserved for you in the heavens, which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the good-news

American Standard Version

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

Amplified

because of the [confident] hope [of experiencing that] which is reserved and waiting for you in heaven. You previously heard of this hope in the message of truth, the gospel [regarding salvation]

Anderson New Testament

in consequence of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

Bible in Basic English

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,

Common New Testament

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel

Daniel Mace New Testament

for the sake of that happiness, which you hope for, and is reserv'd for you in heaven, of which you have already been inform'd by the preaching of the truth, that is, the gospel:

Darby Translation

on account of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings,

Godbey New Testament

on account of the hope which awaits you in the heavens, which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

Goodspeed New Testament

and for the hope of what is stored up for you in heaven. You first heard of it long ago when the true message of the gospel

John Wesley New Testament

your love to all the saints) For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven,

Julia Smith Translation

By the hope laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the good news;

King James 2000

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Lexham Expanded Bible

because of the hope reserved for you in heaven, which you have heard about beforehand in the word of truth, the gospel,

Modern King James verseion

for the hope which is laid up for you in Heaven, of which you heard before in the Word of the truth of the gospel,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for the hope's sake which is laid up in store for you in heaven, of which hope ye have heard before by the true word of the gospel,

Moffatt New Testament

due to the hope which is laid up for you in heaven. You heard of this hope originally in the message of the Truth, in that gospel

Montgomery New Testament

because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Long ago you heard of this hope in the message which came to you of the truth of the gospel.

NET Bible

Your faith and love have arisen from the hope laid up for you in heaven, which you have heard about in the message of truth, the gospel

New Heart English Bible

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News,

Noyes New Testament

on account of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

Sawyer New Testament

on account of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the true word of the gospel

The Emphasized Bible

Because of the hope that is lying by for you in the heavens, of which ye heard before, in the word of the truth of the glad-message,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

because of the hope laid up for you in the heavens, which ye have heard before in the word of truth, the gospel,

Twentieth Century New Testament

On account of the hope which awaits its fulfillment in Heaven. Of this hope you heard long ago in the true Message of the Good News which reached you--

Webster

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Weymouth New Testament

on account of the hope treasured up for you in Heaven. Of this hope you have already heard in the Message of the truth of the Good News.

Williams New Testament

because of your hope of what is laid up for you in heaven. Long ago you heard of this hope through the message of the good news

World English Bible

because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News,

Worrell New Testament

because of the hope laid up for you in Heaven, of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel,

Worsley New Testament

for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of truth, that is the gospel;

Youngs Literal Translation

because of the hope that is laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard of before in the word of the truth of the good news,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

the hope
ἐλπίς 
Elpis 
Usage: 54

which is laid up
ἀπόκειμαι 
Apokeimai 
lay up, appoint
Usage: 3

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

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

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

προακούω 
Proakouo 
Usage: 1

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of the truth
ἀλήθεια 
Aletheia 
Usage: 87

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 1:5

Images Colossians 1:5

Prayers for Colossians 1:5

Context Readings

Thanksgiving For The Colossian Believers

4 for we have heard about [the evidence of] your faith in [the service of] Christ Jesus, and about the love you have [shown] for all the saints. 5 [You have these qualities] because of the hope stored up for you in heaven, which [hope] you previously heard about through the message of truth when the Gospel 6 came to you. This Gospel is [now] also producing fruit all over the world [i.e., throughout the Roman Empire] and growing [in its influence], just as it is doing among you people also, since the day you [first] heard and understood God's unearned favor in [all its] truth.


Cross References

Acts 23:6

When Paul realized that part [of the Sanhedrin] were Sadducees and the other part were Pharisees, he lifted up his voice before the Council and said, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee and the son of a Pharisee. And it is concerning our hope that the dead will be raised that I have been brought to trial."

Ephesians 1:13

You [Gentiles] also, who are in Christ, after having heard the message of truth, the good news about your salvation, and [after] believing in Him, were sealed [i.e., as evidence of ownership] with the promised Holy Spirit. [or, "the Holy Spirit who brings promises"].

2 Timothy 4:8

So, now there is a crown of righteousness reserved for me, which the Lord, who is a just Judge, will award me on that day [i.e., the judgment day], and not to me only, but also to everyone who has loved [the prospect of] His appearing.

Colossians 1:23

[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.

1 Peter 1:3-4

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is to be praised for being so merciful as to have given us a new birth, which provides for us a hope of never ending life through the means of Jesus Christ's return from the dead.

1 Peter 1:3

God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is to be praised for being so merciful as to have given us a new birth, which provides for us a hope of never ending life through the means of Jesus Christ's return from the dead.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store your valuables [here] on earth, where moths can eat them and where rust can corrode them, and where burglars can break in and steal [them].

Luke 12:33

Sell your possessions and give [the money] to poor people; provide yourselves with money belts that do not wear out [i.e., from the constant use of carrying much money all the time, instead of investing it in others' needs]. [Then you will possess] an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief can approach, nor moth destroy.

Acts 10:36

He sent His message [first] to the Israelites; [it involved] preaching the good news through Jesus Christ (who is Lord of all).

Acts 13:26

"You brothers, descendants of Abraham's family and those of you who respect God very much, this message of salvation was intended for us.

Acts 24:15

I have a hope in God that there will be a resurrection both for those who have done right and those who have done wrong, just as the Jews themselves also expect.

Acts 26:6-7

And now I am standing [here], being judged because [I believe that] God will fulfill the hope He promised to our forefathers.

Romans 10:8

But what does the Scripture say [about being made right with God]? [Deut. 30:14 says], "The message of God is near you [i.e., it is not difficult to comprehend]. It is on your lips and in your heart." This is the message of faith [in Christ] which we [apostles] preach.

1 Corinthians 13:13

But now [i.e., since the temporary gifts are to pass away], these three things remain: faith, hope and love; and the most important of them is love.

1 Corinthians 15:19

If we have placed our hope in Christ while in this life only, we are to be pitied more than all [other] people.

2 Corinthians 5:19

That is, God was in Christ restoring the world to fellowship with Himself, not counting people's sins against them. And He entrusted to us the message of restoring people to fellowship [with Him].

2 Corinthians 6:7

by preaching the truth; through the power of God [i.e., possibly including miracles]; and by [using] weapons of righteousness in [our] right and left hands. [Note: This could allude to offensive and defensive weapons and means that Paul was fully equipped to do whatever was right].

Galatians 5:5

For we are waiting for the hope [to be fulfilled] of being made right with God by [the power of] the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:18-19

I pray that your minds will be enlightened so that you will know what the hope is, to which God has called you, and what the glorious abundance is, of God's inheritance in the saints [Note: Paul wanted them to appreciate the value God placed on them],

Colossians 1:27

He was pleased to make known to these people the wealth of His splendor among the Gentiles; this hidden secret, which is Christ among you, [is] the hope of being honored [i.e., in heaven].

Colossians 3:16

You should let the message of Christ live in you abundantly [i.e., as individuals and collectively]. Use [much] wisdom in teaching and warning one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing with favor [i.e., with thankfulness] in your hearts toward God.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And because of this we also thank God continually that, when you people received the message of God, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as a message from [mere] human beings, but as it truly is, the message from God, which is at work in you believers.

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Now, may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us never ending encouragement and good hope through [His] unearned favor,

1 Timothy 1:15

This saying is trustworthy and deserves to be fully accepted: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, and I am the worst of them all.

Titus 1:2

[and provides] hope for never ending life. God, who cannot lie, promised this [life] before the beginning of time,

Hebrews 7:19

(since the law did not make anything [i.e., anyone] perfect), but on the other hand, there is the introduction of a better hope [which did bring perfection through Christ], by which we draw near to God.

1 Peter 2:2

[So], like newly born babies, you should desire the genuine, spiritual milk [i.e., God's word. See Heb. 5:12-13], so that by it you may grow toward [final] salvation,

1 Peter 3:15

But instead, set aside a place in your hearts where Christ is [in full control as] Lord, and be prepared always to give a suitable reply to every person who asks you for a reason why you have an inner hope. But [be sure you do it] in a meek and respectful way, however.

1 John 3:3

And every person who has set his hope on this [i.e., of being like Jesus], will live [as] purely [as possible], just as He [i.e., Jesus Himself] is pure.

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