Parallel Verses

Goodspeed New Testament

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

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.

Amplified

Beyond all these things put on and wrap yourselves in [unselfish] love, which is the perfect bond of unity [for everything is bound together in agreement when each one seeks the best for others].

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.

John Wesley New Testament

And above all these put on love, 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 You must bear with one another and forgive one another, if anyone has reason to be offended with anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must forgive. 14 And over all these put on love, which completes them and fastens them all together. 15 Let the ruling principle in your hearts be Christ's peace, for in becoming members of one body you have been called under its sway. And you must be thankful.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit through the tie of peace.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

I will show you a far better way. If I can speak the languages of men and even of angels, but have no love, I am only a noisy gong or a clashing cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

and lead loving lives, just as Christ loved you and gave himself for you, as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

John 13:34

I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must love one another.

John 15:12

The command that I give you is to love one another just as I have loved you.

John 17:23

I in union with them and you with me, so that they may be perfectly unified, and the world may recognize that you sent me and that you love them just as you loved me.

Romans 13:8

Owe nobody anything??xcept the duty of mutual love, for whoever loves his fellow-men has fully satisfied the Law.

Ephesians 1:4

Through him he chose us out before the creation of the world, to be consecrated and above reproach in his sight in love.

Colossians 2:2

that your hearts may be cheered. I want you to be united by love, and to have all the benefit of assured knowledge in coming to know Christ??3 that divine mystery in which all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are to be found.

1 Thessalonians 4:9

You do not need to have anyone write to you about brotherly love, for you have yourselves been taught by God to love one another,

1 Timothy 1:5

The aim of your instruction must be love that springs from a pure heart and from a good conscience and from a sincere faith.

Hebrews 6:1

Let us therefore leave elementary Christian teaching alone and advance toward maturity. We must not be always relaying foundations, of repentance for wrong-doing, and of faith in God,

1 Peter 4:8

Above all keep your love for one another strong, because love covers up a host of sins.

2 Peter 1:7

piety with a spirit of brotherhood, and the spirit of brotherhood with love.

1 John 3:23

His command is this??hat we are to believe in his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he has commanded us to do.

1 John 4:7-12

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God, and everyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.

1 John 4:21

This is the command that we get from him, that whoever loves God must love his brother also.

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