COLOSSIANS 3:13

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

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Colossians 3:13 Translation & Meaning

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Forbearing ἀνεχόμενοι To hold oneself up against, i.e., (figuratively) put up with Forbearing
one another, ἀλλήλων One another one another
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
forgiving χαριζόμενοι To grant as a favor, i.e., gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue forgiving
one another, ἑαυτοῖς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc one another
if ἐάν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
any man τις Some or any person or object any man
have ἔχῃ To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) have
a quarrel μομφήν· Blame, i.e., (by implication), a fault quarrel
against πρός A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) against
any: τινα Some or any person or object any
even καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words even
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that as
Christ Χριστὸς Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
forgave ἐχαρίσατο To grant as a favor, i.e., gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue forgave
you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
so οὕτως In this way (referring to what precedes or follows) so
also καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also
do (No Greek definition. English implied.)
ye. ὑμεῖς· You (as subjective of verb) ye

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  • 11  Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

  • 12  Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

  • 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.




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