Notes on Colossians
From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes

Col 1:1

1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the {a} will of God, and Timotheus [our] brother,

Col 1:2

1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at {b} Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Col 1:3

1:3 {1} We give thanks to God and the {c} Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Col 1:5

1:5 For the {d} hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

Col 1:8

1:8 {2} Who also declared unto us your love in the {e} Spirit.

Col 1:9

1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of {f} his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Col 1:11

1:11 {3} Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with {g} joyfulness;

Col 1:12

1:12 {4} Giving thanks unto the {5} Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in {h} light:

Col 1:14

1:14 {6} In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:

Col 1:15

1:15 {7} Who is the image of the invisible God, {i} the firstborn of every creature:

Col 1:16

1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] {k} thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:18

1:18 {8} And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the {l} firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

Col 1:19

1:19 For it pleased [the Father] that in him should {m} all fulness dwell;

Col 1:20

1:20 {9} And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile {n} all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 1:21

1:21 {10} And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath {o} he reconciled

Col 1:22

1:22 In the body of his {p} flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Col 1:23

1:23 {11} If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to {q} every creature which is under heaven; {12} whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Col 1:24

1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for {r} you, and fill up {s} that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

Col 1:25

1:25 {13} Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

Col 1:26

1:26 [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his {t} saints:

Col 1:27

1:27 To whom God {u} would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Col 1:28

1:28 {14} Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in {x} all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Col 2:1

2:1 For I {1} would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my {a} face in the flesh;

Col 2:2

2:2 {2} That {b} their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the {c} full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

Col 2:3

2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of {d} wisdom and knowledge.

Col 2:4

2:4 {3} And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with {e} enticing words.

Col 2:5

2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your {f} order, and the stedfastness of your {g} faith in Christ.

Col 2:6

2:6 As ye have therefore {h} received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him:

Col 2:8

2:8 {4} Beware lest any man {i} spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, {5} after the tradition of men, {6} after the {k} rudiments of the world, {7} and not after Christ.

Col 2:9

2:9 {8} For in {l} him {m} dwelleth {n} all the fulness of the Godhead {o} bodily.

Col 2:11

2:11 {9} In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the {p} body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

Col 2:12

2:12 {10} {q} Buried with {r} him in baptism, {11} wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of {s} God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Col 2:13

2:13 {12} And you, being dead in your sins {13} and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

Col 2:14

2:14 {14} Blotting out the {t} handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Col 2:15

2:15 [And] having spoiled {u} principalities and powers, he {x} made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in {y} it.

Col 2:16

2:16 {15} Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath [days]:

Col 2:17

2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the {z} body [is] of Christ.

Col 2:18

2:18 {16} Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary {a} humility and worshipping of angels, {17} intruding into those things which he hath not seen, {18} {b} vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Col 2:19

2:19 {19} And not holding the {c} Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of {d} God.

Col 2:20

2:20 {20} Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, {e} as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,

Col 2:21

2:21 {21} (Touch not; taste not; handle not;

Col 2:22

2:22 {22} Which all are to perish with the using;) {23} after the commandments and doctrines of men?

Col 2:23

2:23 {24} Which things have indeed a shew of {f} wisdom in {g} will worship, and humility, and {h} neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the {i} satisfying of the flesh.

Col 3:1

3:1 If {1} ye then {2} be {a} risen with Christ, {3} seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

Col 3:2

3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the {b} earth.

Col 3:3

3:3 {4} For ye are dead, {5} and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Col 3:5

3:5 {6} Mortify therefore your {c} members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

Col 3:6

3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God {d} cometh on the children of disobedience:

Col 3:9

3:9 Lie not one to another, {7} seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

Col 3:10

3:10 And have put on the new [man], {8} which is renewed in {e} knowledge after the image of him that created him:

Col 3:11

3:11 {9} Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.

Col 3:12

3:12 {f} Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, {g} bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

Col 3:14

3:14 And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the {h} bond of perfectness.

Col 3:15

3:15 And let the peace of God {i} rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in {k} one body; and be ye thankful.

Col 3:16

3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in {l} psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Col 3:17

3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the {m} name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Col 3:18

3:18 {10} Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is {n} fit in the Lord.

Col 3:19

3:19 {11} Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them.

Col 3:20

3:20 {12} Children, obey [your] parents in {o} all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

Col 3:21

3:21 {13} Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged.

Col 3:22

3:22 {14} Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

Col 3:24

3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the {p} reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Col 3:25

3:25 {15} But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Col 4:2

4:2 {1} {2} Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Col 4:3

4:3 {3} Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a {a} door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

Col 4:5

4:5 {4} Walk {b} in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the {c} time.

Col 4:6

4:6 {5} Let your speech [be] alway with {d} grace, seasoned with {e} salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Col 4:11

4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These {f} only [are my] fellowworkers unto the {g} kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.