Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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

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.

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 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. 14 Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:3

being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don't have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

Ephesians 5:2

Walk in love, even as Christ also loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.

John 13:34

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just like I have loved you; that you also love one another.

John 15:12

"This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.

John 17:23

I in them, and you in me, that they may be perfected into one; that the world may know that you sent me, and loved them, even as you loved me.

Romans 13:8

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Ephesians 1:4

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blemish before him in love;

Colossians 2:2

that their hearts may be comforted, they being knit together in love, and gaining all riches of the full assurance of understanding, that they may know the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,

1 Thessalonians 4:9

But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another,

1 Timothy 1:5

but the goal of this command is love, out of a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith;

Hebrews 6:1

Therefore leaving the teaching of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection -- not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things be earnest in your love among yourselves, for love covers a multitude of sins.

2 Peter 1:7

and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.

1 John 3:23

This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, even as he commanded.

1 John 4:7-12

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.

1 John 4:21

This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.

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