Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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

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

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 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 15:12

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

John 17:23

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Romans 13:8

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 1:4

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

1 Thessalonians 4:9

But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

1 Timothy 1:5

Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

2 Peter 1:7

And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 3:23

And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

1 John 4:7-12

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

1 John 4:21

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

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