Col. 3:16 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Let
enoikeo (Greek #1774)
to inhabit (figuratively)
KJV usage: dwell in.
Pronounce: en-oy-keh'-o
Origin: from 1722 and 3611
the word
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
logos (Greek #3056)
something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)
KJV usage: account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work.
Pronounce: log'-os
Origin: from 3004
u of Christ
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
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
dwell
enoikeo (Greek #1774)
to inhabit (figuratively)
KJV usage: dwell in.
Pronounce: en-oy-keh'-o
Origin: from 1722 and 3611
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)
you
humin (Greek #5213)
to (with or by) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your(-selves).
Pronounce: hoo-min'
Origin: irregular dative case of 5210
richly
plousios (Greek #4146)
copiously
KJV usage: abundantly, richly.
Pronounce: ploo-see'-oce
Origin: adverb from 4145
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)
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
wisdom
sophia (Greek #4678)
wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual)
KJV usage: wisdom.
Pronounce: sof-ee'-ah
Origin: from 4680
; teaching
didasko (Greek #1321)
to teach (in the same broad application)
KJV usage: teach.
Pronounce: did-as'-ko
Origin: a prolonged (causative) form of a primary verb δάω (to learn)
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
admonishing
noutheteo (Greek #3560)
to put in mind, i.e. (by implication) to caution or reprove gently
KJV usage: admonish, warn.
Pronounce: noo-thet-eh'-o
Origin: from the same as 3559
one another
heautou (Greek #1438)
him- (her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc.
KJV usage: alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own(-selves), + that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them(-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).
Pronounce: heh-ow-too'
Origin: from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive case (dative case or accusative case) of 846
in psalms
psalmos (Greek #5568)
a set piece of music, i.e. a sacred ode (accompanied with the voice, harp or other instrument; a "psalm"); collectively, the book of the Psalms
KJV usage: psalm. Compare 5603.
Pronounce: psal-mos'
Origin: from 5567
v 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
hymns
humnos (Greek #5215)
a "hymn" or religious ode (one of the Psalms)
KJV usage: hymn.
Pronounce: hoom'-nos
Origin: apparently from a simpler (obsolete) form of ὑδέω (to celebrate; probably akin to 103; compare 05667)
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
spiritual
pneumatikos (Greek #4152)
non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious
KJV usage: spiritual. Compare 5591.
Pronounce: pnyoo-mat-ik-os'
Origin: from 4151
songs
oide (Greek #5603)
a chant or "ode" (the general term for any words sung; while 5215 denotes especially a religious metrical composition, and 5568 still more specially, a Hebrew cantillation)
KJV usage: song.
Pronounce: o-day'
Origin: from 103
, singing
aido (Greek #103)
to sing
KJV usage: sing.
Pronounce: ad'-o
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)
grace
charis (Greek #5485)
graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude)
KJV usage: acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(- ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy).
Pronounce: khar'-ece
Origin: from 5463
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)
your
humon (Greek #5216)
of (from or concerning) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your (own, -selves).
Pronounce: hoo-mone'
Origin: genitive case of 5210
hearts
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
kardia (Greek #2588)
the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle
KJV usage: (+ broken-)heart(-ed).
Pronounce: kar-dee'-ah
Origin: prolonged from a primary κάρ (Latin cor, "heart")
to the Lord
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
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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the word.
John 5:39‑40• 39Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;
40and ye will not come to me that ye might have life.
(John 5:39‑40)
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2 Tim. 3:15• 15and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 3:15)
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Heb. 4:12‑13• 12For the word of God is living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and penetrating to the division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13And there is not a creature unapparent before him; but all things are naked and laid bare to his eyes, with whom we have to do.
(Heb. 4:12‑13)
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1 Peter 1:11‑12• 11searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ which was in them pointed out, testifying before of the sufferings which belonged to Christ, and the glories after these.
12To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves but to you they ministered those things, which have now been announced to you by those who have declared to you the glad tidings by the Holy Spirit, sent from heaven, which angels desire to look into.
(1 Peter 1:11‑12)
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Rev. 19:10• 10And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. (Rev. 19:10)
dwell.
Deut. 6:6‑9• 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;
7and thou shalt impress them on thy sons, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.
(Deut. 6:6‑9)
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Deut. 11:18‑20• 18And ye shall lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
19And ye shall teach them unto your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up;
20and write them upon the posts of thy house, and upon thy gates;
(Deut. 11:18‑20)
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Job 23:12• 12Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart. (Job 23:12)
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Psa. 119:11• 11Thy *word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee. (Psa. 119:11)
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Jer. 15:16• 16Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts. (Jer. 15:16)
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Luke 2:51• 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart. (Luke 2:51)
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John 15:7• 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall come to pass to you. (John 15:7)
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1 John 2:14,24,27• 14I have written to you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
24As for *you* let that which ye have heard from the beginning abide in you: if what ye have heard from the beginning abides in you, *ye* also shall abide in the Son and in the Father.
27and *yourselves*, the unction which ye have received from him abides in you, and ye have not need that any one should teach you; but as the same unction teaches you as to all things, and is true and is not a lie, and even as it has taught you, ye shall abide in him.
(1 John 2:14,24,27)
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2 John 2• 2for the truth's sake which abides in us and shall be with us to eternity. (2 John 2)
richly.
all.
Col. 1:9• 9For this reason *we* also, from the day we heard of your faith and love, do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, (Col. 1:9)
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1 Kings 3:9‑12,28• 9Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, to discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy numerous people?
10And the word pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
11And God said to him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself discernment to understand judgment;
12behold, I have done according to thy word: behold, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there hath been none like unto thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
28And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.
(1 Kings 3:9‑12,28)
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Prov. 2:6‑7• 6For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to them that walk in integrity;
(Prov. 2:6‑7)
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Prov. 14:8• 8The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way; but the folly of the foolish is deceit. (Prov. 14:8)
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Prov. 18:1• 1He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom. (Prov. 18:1)
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Isa. 10:2• 2to turn away the poor from judgment, and to take away the right from the afflicted of my people; that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! (Isa. 10:2)
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Eph. 1:17• 17that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of him, (Eph. 1:17)
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Eph. 5:17• 17For this reason be not foolish, but understanding what is the will of the Lord. (Eph. 5:17)
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James 1:5• 5But if any one of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all freely and reproaches not, and it shall be given to him: (James 1:5)
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James 3:17• 17But the wisdom from above first is pure, then peaceful, gentle, yielding, full of mercy and good fruits, unquestioning, unfeigned. (James 3:17)
teaching.
in psalms.
and spiritual.
1 Chron. 25:7• 7And the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of Jehovah, all of them skilful, was two hundred and eighty-eight. (1 Chron. 25:7)
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Neh. 12:46• 46For of old, in the days of David and Asaph, there were the chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgivings to God. (Neh. 12:46)
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Psa. 32:7• 7Thou art a hiding-place for me; thou preservest me from trouble; thou dost encompass me with songs of deliverance. Selah. (Psa. 32:7)
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Psa. 119:54• 54Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. (Psa. 119:54)
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SoS 1:1• 1The song of songs, which is Solomon's. (SoS 1:1)
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Isa. 5:1• 1I will sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard: My well-beloved had a vineyard upon a fruitful hill. (Isa. 5:1)
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Isa. 26:1• 1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation doth he appoint for walls and bulwarks. (Isa. 26:1)
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Isa. 30:29• 29Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a feast is sanctified; and joy of heart, as of one who goeth with a pipe to come unto the mountain of Jehovah, to the Rock of Israel. (Isa. 30:29)
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Rev. 5:9• 9And they sing a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open its seals; because thou hast been slain, and hast redeemed to God, by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, (Rev. 5:9)
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Rev. 14:3• 3and they sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn that song save the hundred and forty-four thousand who were bought from the earth. (Rev. 14:3)
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Rev. 15:3• 3And they sing the song of Moses bondman of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and wonderful are thy works, Lord God Almighty; righteous and true are thy ways, O King of nations. (Rev. 15:3)
singing.
Col. 4:6• 6Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, so as to know how ye ought to answer each one. (Col. 4:6)
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Psa. 28:7• 7Jehovah is my strength and my shield; my heart confided in him, and I was helped: therefore my heart exulteth, and with my song will I praise him. (Psa. 28:7)
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Psa. 30:11‑12• 11Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; thou hast loosed my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
12That my glory may sing psalms of thee, and not be silent. Jehovah my God, I will praise thee for ever.
(Psa. 30:11‑12)
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Psa. 47:6‑7• 6Sing psalms of God, sing psalms; sing psalms unto our King, sing psalms!
7For God is the King of all the earth; sing psalms with understanding.
(Psa. 47:6‑7)
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Psa. 63:4‑6• 4So will I bless thee while I live; I will lift up my hands in thy name.
5My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.
6When I remember thee upon my bed, I meditate on thee in the night-watches:
(Psa. 63:4‑6)
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Psa. 71:23• 23My lips shall exult when I sing psalms unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. (Psa. 71:23)
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Psa. 103:1‑2• 1A Psalm of David. Bless Jehovah, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
2Bless Jehovah, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
(Psa. 103:1‑2)
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Psa. 138:1• 1A Psalm of David. I will give thee thanks with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing psalms of thee. (Psa. 138:1)
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1 Cor. 14:15• 15What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray also with the understanding; I will sing with the spirit, but I will sing also with the understanding. (1 Cor. 14:15)
to the.
 The word of Christ may dwell in them richly. This is the development, according to the perfection of God, of the new man, and the wisdom of God to form and direct him. (Colossians 3 by J.N. Darby)
 {vss. 16-17} He speaks of two things here: the need for filling ourselves with the things of Christ through the various means that he states, and being engaged with things in life which can be done for the glory of Christ. (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ by B. Anstey)
 “The word of the Christ” is truth that pertains specifically to Christ and the Church. This is indicated in the expression “the Christ” which denotes the mystical union of the Head with the members of the body (1 Cor. 12:12-13). (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ by B. Anstey)
 “Psalms” are not, as some think, the Old Testament Psalms. These are compositions based on Christian experiences which the saints have passed through in walking with the Lord. (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ by B. Anstey)
 “Hymns” are compositions that express worship and address God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ directly. These may take the form of prayers. (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ by B. Anstey)
 “Spiritual songs” are compositions that contain spiritual truths in accord with the Christian revelation by which we are instructed and exhorted in the Christian pathway. (The Believer's Identification With the Death and Resurrection of Christ by B. Anstey)
 It is not Christ Himself, as in Eph. 3, the wondrous issue even now in us by the power of the Spirit; but, at least, in His word is found (what the Colossians needed) an active and most pure spring of instruction and counsel, and mutuality of help by it. Such is the fruit of His word thus dwelling in us. (Colossians 3 by W. Kelly)
 It matters little how well taught the saint may be, nor how he may know the moral beauty and the unfailing wisdom of the word, if positive fruit be not increased: if the spirit and power of worship abound not, there is something altogether short, or wrong. (Colossians 3 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Let the word of the Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdomh teaching and admonishing one another, in psalmsi, hymns, spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.

JND Translation Notes

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It is a question of spiritual understanding whether "in all wisdom" relates to "dwell" or to "teaching." It may be the former. Paul taught in all wisdom (ch. 1.28), and in them the word was so to dwell.
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"In psalms," etc., may be connected with "singing" rather than with what precedes. but in Eph. 5.19, "speaking" is connected with "psalms."

W. Kelly Translation

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aLet the word of the Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing each other with psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, in grace singing in your hearts to God.

WK Translation Notes

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richly ^: not improbably the Americans [correctors of the RV, read "richly;" and omit the semicolon after "wisdom", ] are right in thus following Alford, Bengel, etc. (Bible Treasury 14:380)
God: [The RV] rightly give[s] to "God," 14:15)