Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

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

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.

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:

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,

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 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, when one has any cause of complaint against another: as the Lord forgave you, do you likewise forgive. 14 to all this add love, which is the band of perfect union: 15 may the peace of Christ, to which you are called to be but one body, influence your hearts, to be benevolent.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

endeavouring to preserve the spiritual union by your affectionate attachment to one another.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

For tho' I should speak with the eloquence of men, and of angels, and not have social affection, I should be like sounding brass, or a noisy cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God.

John 13:34

a new commandment I give unto you, "that ye love one another; that you would have the same love for one another as I have had for you."

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 have a perfect union, 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 mutual love: for he that

Ephesians 1:4

according as he had chosen us in himself before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy, free from vice, and devoted to virtue.

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts might be comforted, and that being firmly united in love, they might possess the highest and fullest persuasion of the truth of this doctrine, by entring into this mystery, even of God the father, and of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 4:9

As to brotherly love, I have no occasion to write about it, God himself having instructed you to love one another.

1 Timothy 1:5

such a charge will produce that charity, which arises from purity, from a good conscience, and a sincere belief:

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore omitting for the present the principles of the christian doctrine, we shall proceed to something more sublime, without mentioning those fundamental articles of repentance from destructive vices, and of divine faith:

1 Peter 4:8

but above all, let your mutual benevolence be intense, for benevolence cancels a multitude of offences.

2 Peter 1:7

to piety, fraternal affection: and to fraternal affection, universal benevolence.

1 John 3:23

now this is his commandment, that we believe in his son Jesus Christ, and that we love one another, as he commanded us.

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

besides, 'tis a commandment we have receiv'd from him, that he who would love God, must love his brother also.

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