COLOSSIANS 3:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

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Colossians 3:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Knowing εἰδότες Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know Knowing
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
of ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
the Lord κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
ye shall receive ἀπολήψεσθε To receive (specially, in full, or as a host); also to take aside receive
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
reward ἀνταπόδοσιν Requital (properly, the act) reward
of κληρονομίας Heirship, i.e., (concretely) a patrimony or (genitive case) a possession of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
inheritance: κληρονομίας Heirship, i.e., (concretely) a patrimony or (genitive case) a possession inheritance
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
ye serve δουλεύετε· To be a slave to (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary) serve
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord κυρίῳ Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
Christ. Χριστῷ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ

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  • 22  Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

  • 23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

  • 24  Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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




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