Col. 1:12 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
Giving thanks
eucharisteo (Greek #2168)
to be grateful, i.e. (actively) to express gratitude (towards); specially, to say grace at a meal
KJV usage: (give) thank(-ful, -s).
Pronounce: yoo-khar-is-teh'-o
Origin: from 2170
unto the Father
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
pater (Greek #3962)
a "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote)
KJV usage: father, parent.
Pronounce: pat-ayr'
Origin: apparently a primary word
, which hath made
hikanoo (Greek #2427)
to enable, i.e. qualify
KJV usage: make able (meet).
Pronounce: hik-an-o'-o
Origin: from 2425
us
hemas (Greek #2248)
us
KJV usage: our, us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mas'
Origin: accusative case plural of 1473
meet
hikanoo (Greek #2427)
to enable, i.e. qualify
KJV usage: make able (meet).
Pronounce: hik-an-o'-o
Origin: from 2425
l to
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
be partakers
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
meris (Greek #3310)
a portion, i.e. province, share or (abstractly) participation
KJV usage: part (X -akers).
Pronounce: mer-ece'
Origin: feminine of 3313
of the inheritance
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
kleros (Greek #2819)
a die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively)
KJV usage: heritage, inheritance, lot, part.
Pronounce: klay'-ros
Origin: probably from 2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose
n of the saints
hagios (Greek #40)
sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated)
KJV usage: (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Pronounce: hag'-ee-os
Origin: from ἅγος (an awful thing) (compare 53, 2282)
in
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)
light
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
phos (Greek #5457)
luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative)
KJV usage: fire, light.
Pronounce: foce
Origin: from an obsolete φάω (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare 5316, 5346)
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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Giving.
Col. 3:15,17• 15And let the peace of Christ preside in your hearts, to which also ye have been called in one body, and be thankful.
17And everything, whatever ye may do in word or in deed, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father by him.
(Col. 3:15,17)
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1 Chron. 29:20• 20And David said to all the congregation, Bless now Jehovah your God. And all the congregation blessed Jehovah the God of their fathers, and bowed down their heads, and did homage to Jehovah and the king. (1 Chron. 29:20)
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Psa. 79:13• 13And we, thy people and the sheep of thy pasture, will give thanks unto thee for ever; we will shew forth thy praise from generation to generation. (Psa. 79:13)
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Psa. 107:21‑22• 21Let them give thanks unto Jehovah for his loving-kindness, and for his wondrous works to the children of men,
22And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song.
(Psa. 107:21‑22)
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Psa. 116:7• 7Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee. (Psa. 116:7)
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Dan. 2:23• 23I thank thee, and I praise thee, O God of my fathers, Who hast given me wisdom and might, And hast made known unto me already what we desired of thee; For thou hast made known unto us the king's matter. (Dan. 2:23)
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Eph. 5:4,20• 4and filthiness and foolish talking, or jesting, which are not convenient; but rather thanksgiving.
20giving thanks at all times for all things to him who is God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
(Eph. 5:4,20)
the Father.
made.
partakers.
Rom. 11:17• 17Now if some of the branches have been broken out, and *thou*, being a wild olive tree, hast been grafted in amongst them, and hast become a fellow-partaker of the root and of the fatness of the olive tree, (Rom. 11:17)
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Rom. 15:27• 27They have been well pleased indeed, and they are their debtors; for if the nations have participated in their spiritual things, they ought also in fleshly to minister to them. (Rom. 15:27)
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1 Cor. 9:23• 23And I do all things for the sake of the glad tidings, that I may be fellow-partaker with them. (1 Cor. 9:23)
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Eph. 3:6• 6that they who are of the nations should be joint heirs, and a joint body, and joint partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus by the glad tidings; (Eph. 3:6)
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Heb. 3:1,14• 1Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus,
14For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
(Heb. 3:1,14)
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1 Peter 5:1• 1The elders which are among you I exhort, who am their fellow-elder and witness of the sufferings of the Christ, who also am partaker of the glory about to be revealed: (1 Peter 5:1)
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1 John 3:1‑3• 1See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as *he* is pure.
(1 John 3:1‑3)
inheritance.
Matt. 25:34• 34Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the world's foundation: (Matt. 25:34)
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Acts 20:32• 32And now I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and give to you an inheritance among all the sanctified. (Acts 20:32)
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Acts 26:18• 18to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive remission of sins and inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me. (Acts 26:18)
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Rom. 8:17• 17And if children, heirs also: heirs of God, and Christ's joint heirs; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. (Rom. 8:17)
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Eph. 1:11,18• 11in whom we have also obtained an inheritance, being marked out beforehand according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his own will,
18being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
(Eph. 1:11,18)
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1 Peter 1:2‑5• 2elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctification of the Spirit, unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great mercy, has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,
4to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance, reserved in the heavens for you,
5who are kept guarded by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
(1 Peter 1:2‑5)
in.
 Here are the saints established in their proper relationship with God (their Father) in heaven-in the light, that which God is, and in which He dwells. (Colossians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The “portion” that Paul refers to here is the whole scope of our heavenly blessings in Christ. It is an inheritance of spiritual things, whereas in Ephesians 1, the inheritance is material things of this creation in the heavens and on earth (Eph. 1:11, 14, 18). (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)
 it is not merely for the certainty that He will, but in the peaceful assurance that He has made us meet (Colossians 1 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portionh of the saints in light,

JND Translation Notes

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See Note, Acts 26.18.

W. Kelly Translation

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agiving thanks to the Father that qualified us for sharing the inheritance of the saints in light;

WK Translation Notes

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qualified us: The Vulgate, followed by Roman Catholic Theologians, etc., is utterly wrong in the perversion "made worthy"; as are most Protestants too in blotting out this blessed standing to make it a gradual process. (Bible Treasury N3:333)