Col. 1:11 KJV (With Strong’s)

dunamoo (Greek #1412)
to enable
KJV usage: strengthen.
Pronounce: doo-nam-o'-o
Origin: from 1411
d with
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
dunamis (Greek #1411)
force (literally or figuratively); specially, miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself)
KJV usage: ability, abundance, meaning, might(-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle(-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.
Pronounce: doo'-nam-is
Origin: from 1410
, according to
kata (Greek #2596)
(prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined)
KJV usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from ... to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), ... by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.
Pronounce: kat-ah'
Origin: a primary particle
autos (Greek #846)
the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative 1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons
KJV usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, - by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare 848.
Pronounce: ow-tos'
Origin: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of 109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward)
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
doxa (Greek #1391)
glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literal or figurative, objective or subjective)
KJV usage: dignity, glory(-ious), honour, praise, worship.
Pronounce: dox'-ah
Origin: from the base of 1380
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kratos (Greek #2904)
vigor ("great") (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: dominion, might(-ily), power, strength.
Pronounce: krat'-os
Origin: perhaps a primary word
, unto
eis (Greek #1519)
to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases
KJV usage: (abundant-)ly, against, among, as, at, (back-)ward, before, by, concerning, + continual, + far more exceeding, for (intent, purpose), fore, + forth, in (among, at, unto, -so much that, -to), to the intent that, + of one mind, + never, of, (up-)on, + perish, + set at one again, (so) that, therefore(-unto), throughout, til, to (be, the end, -ward), (here-)until(-to), ...ward, (where-)fore, with. Often used in composition with the same general import, but only with verbs (etc.) expressing motion (literally or figuratively).
Pronounce: ice
Origin: a primary preposition
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
hupomone (Greek #5281)
cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy
KJV usage: enduring, patience, patient continuance (waiting).
Pronounce: hoop-om-on-ay'
Origin: from 5278
g and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
makrothumia (Greek #3115)
longanimity, i.e. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude
KJV usage: longsuffering, patience.
Pronounce: mak-roth-oo-mee'-ah
Origin: from the same as 3116
meta (Greek #3326)
properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between 575 or 1537 and 1519 or 4314; less intimate than 1722 and less close than 4862)
KJV usage: after(-ward), X that he again, against, among, X and, + follow, hence, hereafter, in, of, (up-)on, + our, X and setting, since, (un-)to, + together, when, with (+ -out). Often used in composition, in substantially the same relations of participation or proximity, and transfer or sequence.
Pronounce: met-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition (often used adverbially)
chara (Greek #5479)
cheerfulness, i.e. calm delight
KJV usage: gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy(-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).
Pronounce: khar-ah'
Origin: from 5463

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Prov. 24:10• 10If thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small. (Prov. 24:10)
Acts 5:41• 41They therefore went their way from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name. (Acts 5:41)
Rom. 2:7• 7to them who, in patient continuance of good works, seek for glory and honour and incorruptibility, life eternal. (Rom. 2:7)
Rom. 5:3‑5• 3And not only that, but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
4and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;
5and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us:
(Rom. 5:3‑5)
2 Cor. 6:4‑6• 4but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much endurance, in afflictions, in necessities, in straits,
5in stripes, in prisons, in riots, in labours, in watchings, in fastings,
6in pureness, in knowledge, in longsuffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
(2 Cor. 6:4‑6)
2 Cor. 12:9‑10• 9And he said to me, My grace suffices thee; for my power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of the Christ may dwell upon me.
10Wherefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in necessities, in persecutions, in straits, for Christ: for when I am weak, then I am powerful.
(2 Cor. 12:9‑10)
Eph. 4:2• 2with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love; (Eph. 4:2)
1 Thess. 3:3‑4• 3that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this;
4for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass, and ye know.)
(1 Thess. 3:3‑4)
2 Tim. 2:1‑3• 1Thou therefore, my child, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus.
2And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also.
3Take thy share in suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
(2 Tim. 2:1‑3)
Heb. 10:34‑38• 34For ye both sympathised with prisoners and accepted with joy the plunder of your goods, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better substance, and an abiding one.
35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense.
36For ye have need of endurance in order that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
37For yet a very little while he that comes will come, and will not delay.
38But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him.
(Heb. 10:34‑38)
Heb. 11:34‑38• 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, became strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, made the armies of strangers give way.
35Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;
36and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and imprisonment.
37They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated,
38(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caverns of the earth.
(Heb. 11:34‑38)
Heb. 12:1‑2• 1Let *us* also therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, laying aside every weight, and sin which so easily entangles us, run with endurance the race that lies before us,
2looking stedfastly on Jesus the leader and completer of faith: who, in view of the joy lying before him, endured the cross, having despised the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
(Heb. 12:1‑2)
James 1:2‑4• 2Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into various temptations,
3knowing that the proving of your faith works endurance.
4But let endurance have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
(James 1:2‑4)
James 5:7‑8• 7Have patience, therefore, brethren, till the coming of the Lord. Behold, the labourer awaits the precious fruit of the earth, having patience for it until it receive the early and the latter rain.
8*Ye* also have patience: stablish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawn nigh.
(James 5:7‑8)
2 Peter 1:6• 6in knowledge temperance, in temperance endurance, in endurance godliness, (2 Peter 1:6)
Rev. 14:12• 12Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. (Rev. 14:12)
 “Strengthened,” he says, “with all power, according to the might of His glory.” Such is the measure of the Christian’s strength for a life in harmony with the character of God. (Colossians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 if we are strengthened, it is mainly not to do, but to endure in a world which knows not Christ. (Colossians 1 by W. Kelly)
 How striking that the "might" and "power" of Divine "glory" (Col. 1:11) are to produce "patience" and "longsuffering," -things we so little think of. (Hunt’s Sayings - 50 by R. Hunt)
 It was to give them strength to withstand the opposition and persecution that they would surely encounter in putting the truth of the Mystery into practice. Thus, Paul prayed that they would have “endurance and longsuffering” patience, because they would need it living in a world that is opposed to Christ. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)
 Taking patiently the buffeting of the world is good and acceptable (1 Peter 2:20), but enduring it with joyfulness is better. It makes our faces to shine (1 Peter 4:14), and that renders a powerful testimony to all. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

strengthenedg with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy;

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "made powerful with all power."

W. Kelly Translation

in all power empowered according to the might of his glory, unto all endurance and long-suffering with joy;