Parallel Verses

Amplified

And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].

New American Standard Bible

Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.

King James Version

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Holman Bible

Above all, put on love—the perfect bond of unity.

International Standard Version

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which ties everything together in unity.

A Conservative Version

and above all these things, love, which is the bond of perfection.

American Standard Version

and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

An Understandable Version

And beyond all these things, clothe yourselves with love, which binds these things together in complete [unity].

Anderson New Testament

and over all these put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Bible in Basic English

And more than all, have love; the only way in which you may be completely joined together.

Common New Testament

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Daniel Mace New Testament

to all this add love, which is the band of perfect union:

Darby Translation

And to all these add love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Godbey New Testament

and in all these things put on divine love, which is the bond of perfection.

Goodspeed New Testament

And over all these put on love, which completes them and fastens them all together.

John Wesley New Testament

And above all these put on love, which is the bond of perfection:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfection.

Julia Smith Translation

And over all these, love, which is the bond of completion.

King James 2000

And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And to all these [things] [add] love, which is [the] bond of perfection.

Modern King James verseion

And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness,

Moffatt New Testament

And above all you must be loving, for love is the link of the perfect life.

Montgomery New Testament

Over them all bind on love, which is the girdle of completeness.

NET Bible

And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond.

New Heart English Bible

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

Noyes New Testament

and over all these things put on the robe of love, which is the bond of perfectness;

Sawyer New Testament

and in addition to all these [put on] love, which is the bond of perfection.

The Emphasized Bible

And, over all these things, love, which is a uniting-bond of completeness;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Over all these virtues put on love; for that is the girdle which makes all complete.

Webster

And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Weymouth New Testament

And over all these put on love, which is the perfect bond of union;

Williams New Testament

And over all these qualities put on love, which is the tie of perfection that binds us together.

World English Bible

Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection.

Worrell New Testament

and over all these put on love, which is the uniting-bond of perfectness.

Worsley New Testament

And above all these put on love, which is the band of perfection.

Youngs Literal Translation

and above all these things, have love, which is a bond of the perfection,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

τούτοις 
Toutois 
Usage: 17

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

ὅστις ἥτις ὅ6τι 
hostis 
Usage: 112

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

the bond
σύνδεσμος 
sundesmos 
Usage: 4

Devotionals

Devotionals about Colossians 3:14

Devotionals containing Colossians 3:14

Images Colossians 3:14

Context Readings

Appeal For New Behavior

13 Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference (a grievance or complaint) against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]. 14 And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]. 15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ's] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such as is inspired by God's love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.

John 13:34

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.

John 15:12

This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.

John 17:23

I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.

Romans 13:8

Keep out of debt and owe no man anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor [who practices loving others] has fulfilled the Law [relating to one's fellowmen, meeting all its requirements].

Ephesians 1:4

Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.

Colossians 2:2

[For my concern is] that their hearts may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One).

1 Thessalonians 4:9

But concerning brotherly love [for all other Christians], you have no need to have anyone write you, for you yourselves have been [personally] taught by God to love one another.

1 Timothy 1:5

Whereas the object and purpose of our instruction and charge is love, which springs from a pure heart and a good (clear) conscience and sincere (unfeigned) faith.

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore let us go on and get past the elementary stage in the teachings and doctrine of Christ (the Messiah), advancing steadily toward the completeness and perfection that belong to spiritual maturity. Let us not again be laying the foundation of repentance and abandonment of dead works (dead formalism) and of the faith [by which you turned] to God,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others].

2 Peter 1:7

And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.

1 John 3:23

And this is His order (His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us.

1 John 4:7-12

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is (springs) from God; and he who loves [his fellowmen] is begotten (born) of God and is coming [progressively] to know and understand God [to perceive and recognize and get a better and clearer knowledge of Him].

1 John 4:21

And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [ believer] also.

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