Articles on

Colossians 3

Col. 3:11 KJV (With Strong’s)

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
hopou (Greek #3699)
what(-ever) where, i.e. at whichever spot
KJV usage: in what place, where(-as, -soever), whither (+ soever).
Pronounce: hop'-oo
Origin: from 3739 and 4225
i there is
eni (Greek #1762)
impersonally, there is in or among
KJV usage: be, (there) is.
Pronounce: en'-ee
Origin: contraction for the third person singular present indicative of 1751
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
Hellen (Greek #1672)
a Hellen (Grecian) or inhabitant of Hellas; by extension a Greek-speaking person, especially a non-Jew
KJV usage: Gentile, Greek.
Pronounce: hel'-lane
Origin: from 1671
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
Ioudaios (Greek #2453)
Judaean, i.e. belonging to Jehudah
KJV usage: Jew(-ess), of Judaea.
Pronounce: ee-oo-dah'-yos
Origin: from 2448 (in the sense of 2455 as a country)
, circumcision
peritome (Greek #4061)
circumcision (the rite, the condition or the people, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: X circumcised, circumcision.
Pronounce: per-it-om-ay'
Origin: from 4059
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
akrobustia (Greek #203)
the prepuce; by implication, an uncircumcised (i.e. gentile, figuratively, unregenerate) state or person
KJV usage: not circumcised, uncircumcised (with 2192), uncircumcision.
Pronounce: ak-rob-oos-tee'-ah
Origin: from 206 and probably a modified form of πόσθη (the penis or male sexual organ)
, Barbarian
barbaros (Greek #915)
a foreigner (i.e. non-Greek)
KJV usage: barbarian(-rous).
Pronounce: bar'-bar-os
Origin: of uncertain derivation
, Scythian
Skuthes (Greek #4658)
a Scythene or Scythian, i.e. (by implication) a savage
KJV usage: Scythian.
Pronounce: skoo'-thace
Origin: probably of foreign origin
, bond
doulos (Greek #1401)
a slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency)
KJV usage: bond(-man), servant.
Pronounce: doo'-los
Origin: from 1210
nor free
eleutheros (Greek #1658)
unrestrained (to go at pleasure), i.e. (as a citizen) not a slave (whether freeborn or manumitted), or (genitive case) exempt (from obligation or liability)
KJV usage: free (man, woman), at liberty.
Pronounce: el-yoo'-ther-os
Origin: probably from the alternate of 2064
: but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
is all
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
, 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
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

More on:


Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

Psa. 117:2• 2For his loving-kindness is great toward us, and the truth of Jehovah endureth for ever. Hallelujah! (Psa. 117:2)
Isa. 19:23‑25• 23In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria; and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and Egypt shall serve with Assyria.
24In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth;
25whom Jehovah of hosts will bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance!
(Isa. 19:23‑25)
Isa. 49:6• 6--and he saith, It is a small thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel; I have even given thee for a light of the nations, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. (Isa. 49:6)
Isa. 52:10• 10Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (Isa. 52:10)
Isa. 66:18‑22• 18And I,--their works and their thoughts are before me . … The time cometh for the gathering of all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
19And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow; to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory: and they shall declare my glory among the nations.
20And they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations as an oblation unto Jehovah, upon horses, and in chariots, and in covered waggons, and upon mules, and upon dromedaries, to my holy mountain, to Jerusalem, saith Jehovah, as the children of Israel bring an oblation in a clean vessel into the house of Jehovah.
21And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith Jehovah.
22For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before me, saith Jehovah, so shall your seed and your name remain.
(Isa. 66:18‑22)
Jer. 16:19• 19Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood and vanity; and in these things there is no profit. (Jer. 16:19)
Hos. 2:23• 23And I will sow her unto me in the land; and I will have mercy upon Lo-ruhamah; and I will say to Lo-ammi, Thou art my people; and they shall say, My God. (Hos. 2:23)
Amos 9:12• 12that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations upon whom my name is called, saith Jehovah who doeth this. (Amos 9:12)
Mic. 4:2• 2And many nations shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and Jehovah's word from Jerusalem. (Mic. 4:2)
Zech. 2:11• 11And many nations shall join themselves to Jehovah in that day, and shall be unto me for a people; and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me unto thee. (Zech. 2:11)
Zech. 8:20‑23• 20Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Yet again shall there come peoples, and the inhabitants of many cities;
21and the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to supplicate Jehovah, and to seek Jehovah of hosts: I will go also.
22And many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek Jehovah of hosts in Jerusalem, and to supplicate Jehovah.
23Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: In those days shall ten men take hold, out of all languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you; for we have heard that God is with you.
(Zech. 8:20‑23)
Mal. 1:11• 11For from the rising of the sun even unto its setting my name shall be great among the nations; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure oblation: for my name shall be great among the nations, saith Jehovah of hosts. (Mal. 1:11)
Matt. 12:18‑21• 18Behold my servant, whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul has found its delight. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew forth judgment to the nations.
19He shall not strive or cry out, nor shall any one hear his voice in the streets;
20a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, until he bring forth judgment unto victory;
21and on his name shall the nations hope.
(Matt. 12:18‑21)
Acts 10:34‑35• 34And Peter opening his mouth said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons,
35but in every nation he that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.
(Acts 10:34‑35)
Acts 13:46‑48• 46And Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly and said, It was necessary that the word of God should be first spoken to you; but, since ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, lo, we turn to the nations;
47for thus has the Lord enjoined us: I have set thee for a light of the nations, that thou shouldest be for salvation to the end of the earth.
48And those of the nations, hearing it, rejoiced, and glorified the word of the Lord, and believed, as many as were ordained to eternal life.
(Acts 13:46‑48)
Acts 15:17• 17so that the residue of men may seek out the Lord, and all the nations on whom my name is invoked, saith the Lord, who does these things (Acts 15:17)
Acts 26:17‑18• 17taking thee out from among the people, and the nations, to whom *I* send thee,
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 26:17‑18)
Rom. 3:29• 29Is God the God of Jews only? is he not of the nations also? Yea, of nations also: (Rom. 3:29)
Rom. 4:10‑11• 10How then has it been reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.
11And he received the sign of circumcision as seal of the righteousness of faith which he had being in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all them that believe being in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned to them also;
(Rom. 4:10‑11)
Rom. 9:24‑26• 24us, whom he has also called, not only from amongst the Jews, but also from amongst the nations?
25As he says also in Hosea, I will call not-my-people My people; and the-not-beloved Beloved.
26And it shall be, in the place where it was said to them, *Ye* are not my people, there shall they be called Sons of the living God.
(Rom. 9:24‑26)
Rom. 9:30‑31• 30What then shall we say? That they of the nations, who did not follow after righteousness, have attained righteousness, but the righteousness that is on the principle of faith.
31But Israel, pursuing after a law of righteousness, has not attained to that law.
(Rom. 9:30‑31)
Rom. 10:12• 12For there is no difference of Jew and Greek; for the same Lord of all is rich towards all that call upon him. (Rom. 10:12)
Rom. 15:9‑13• 9and that the nations should glorify God for mercy; according as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the nations, and will sing to thy name.
10And again he says, Rejoice, nations, with his people.
11And again, Praise the Lord, all ye nations, and let all the peoples laud him.
12And again, Esaias says, There shall be the root of Jesse, and one that arises, to rule over the nations: in him shall the nations hope.
13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that ye should abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Rom. 15:9‑13)
1 Cor. 12:13• 13For also in the power of one Spirit *we* have all been baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or free, and have all been given to drink of one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:13)
Gal. 3:28• 28There is no Jew nor Greek; there is no bondman nor freeman; there is no male and female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus: (Gal. 3:28)
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)
Col. 2:10• 10and ye are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and authority, (Col. 2:10)
1 Cor. 1:29‑30• 29so that no flesh should boast before God.
30But of him are *ye* in Christ Jesus, who has been made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and holiness, and redemption;
(1 Cor. 1:29‑30)
1 Cor. 3:21‑23• 21So that let no one boast in men; for all things are yours.
22Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things coming, all are yours;
23and *ye* are Christ's, and Christ is God's.
(1 Cor. 3:21‑23)
Gal. 3:29• 29but if *ye* are of Christ, then ye are Abraham's seed, heirs according to promise. (Gal. 3:29)
Gal. 6:14• 14But far be it from me to boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal. 6:14)
Phil. 3:7‑9• 7but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.
8But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
9and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith,
(Phil. 3:7‑9)
1 John 5:11‑12• 11And this is the witness, that God has given to us eternal life; and this life is in his Son.
12He that has the Son has life: he that has not the Son of God has not life.
(1 John 5:11‑12)
2 John 9• 9Whosoever goes forward and abides not in the doctrine of the Christ has not God. He that abides in the doctrine, *he* has both the Father and the Son. (2 John 9)
John 6:56‑57• 56He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me and I in him.
57As the living Father has sent me and I live on account of the Father, *he* also who eats me shall live also on account of me.
(John 6:56‑57)
John 14:23• 23Jesus answered and said to him, If any one love me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him. (John 14:23)
John 15:5• 5I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abides in me and I in him, *he* bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. (John 15:5)
John 17:23• 23I in them and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and that thou hast loved them as thou hast loved me. (John 17:23)
Rom. 8:10‑11• 10but if Christ be in you, the body is dead on account of sin, but the Spirit life on account of righteousness.
11But if the Spirit of him that has raised up Jesus from among the dead dwell in you, he that has raised up Christ from among the dead shall quicken your mortal bodies also on account of his Spirit which dwells in you.
(Rom. 8:10‑11)
Gal. 2:20• 20I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, *I*, but Christ lives in me; but in that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me. (Gal. 2:20)
Eph. 1:23• 23which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all: (Eph. 1:23)
Eph. 3:17• 17that the Christ may dwell, through faith, in your hearts, being rooted and founded in love, (Eph. 3:17)
1 John 5:20• 20And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us an understanding that we should know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. (1 John 5:20)
 there remains but the old man, which we only acknowledge as dead, and the new man. To the latter Christ is all; so that there is none but He whom they see and whom they acknowledge, and He is in all believers. (Colossians 3 by J.N. Darby)
 Am I entitled, as I look upon Christians henceforth, to see nothing but Christ in any and Christ in every one? Yes, Christ is in all, and Christ is all. (Colossians 3 by W. Kelly)
 •  “Greek nor Jew”—no national distinctions. •  “Circumcision nor uncircumcision”—no religious distinctions. •  “Barbarian, Scythian”—no intellectual distinctions. •  “Bond nor free”—no social distinctions. (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ: Colossians 3:1-11 by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

wherein there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is everythingf, and in all.

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "all things," as 1 Cor. 15.28.

W. Kelly Translation

where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond, free, but Christ the whole, and in all1.

WK Translation Notes

whole: The stronger and more accurate force we saw in Galatians 3 reappears in verse 11. (Bible Treasury 14:15) [See note to Col. 3:8]