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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Colossians 3



Verse 1

If App-118.

be risen with = score raised with. App-178.

Christ. App-98.

things . . . above. See Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:13, Philippians 1:14.

on. App-104.

God. App-98.

Verse 2

Set your affection on = Mind. Greek phroneo. See Romans 8:5.

not. App-105.

on. App-104.

earth. App-199.

Verse 3

are dead = died.

life. App-170.

is = has been.

hid. i.e. laid up (in store). Compare Matthew 13:55.

with. App-104.

in. App-104.

Verse 4

appear = be manifested. App-106.

glory. See p. 1511.

Verse 5

Mortify = Put to death. See Romans 4:19; Romans 6:6-11.

upon. App-104.

inordinate affection = passion, or lust. See Romans 1:26.

evil. App-128.

concupiscence = desire, See John 8:44.

covetousness. See Romans 1:29, and Ephesians 5:5.

Verse 6

For . . . sake. App-104. Colossians 3:2.

wrath. See Romans 1:19.

on. App-104.

children. App-108. See Ephesians 2:2.

Verse 7

lived. See App-170.

Verse 8

put off. See Ephesians 4:22.

anger. Same as "wrath", Colossians 3:6.

wrath. Greek. thumos. See Romans 2:5.

malice. App-128.

filthy communication. Greek. aisehrologia. Only here.

out of. App-104,

Verse 9

one to another = to (App-104.) one another.

seeing, &c. = having.

put off. See Colossians 2:15

the old, &c. See Romans 6:6.

man. App-123.

deeds = practices. Compare Romans 8:18.

Verse 10

have = having.

put on. See Romans 13:12, Romans 13:14.

new. Greek. neos. See Matthew 9:17.

renewed. See 2 Corinthians 4:16.

in. App-104.

knowledge. App-132.

after. App-104.

image = pattern. See Colossians 1:11.

Verse 11

neither. App-105.

Jew, Sc. Compare Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:28.

Barbarian. See Acts 28:2.

Scythian. Regarded by the ancients as the lowest type of barbarians.

bond. App-190.

all, he. See Ephesians 1:23.

Verse 12

beloved. App-136.

mercies. See Romans 12:1.

kindness. App-184.

humbleness, he. See Colossians 2:18.

meekness. See Ephesians 4:2.

Verse 13

Forbearing. See Ephesians 4:2.

forgiving. See Colossians 2:18.

if. App-118.

any man, any. App-123.

Quarrel = grievance. Greek. nvosephe. Only here. against. App-104.

Christ. Most texts read "the Lord".

also do ye = do ye also.

Verse 14

above, App-104.

charity = the love. App-135.

the = a.

bond. See Colossians 2:19.

perfectness, Greek. teleiotes. Only here and Hebrews 6:1. See App-125.

Verse 15

God. The texts read "Christ".

rule. Literally be umpire. Greek. brabeuo. Only here. Compare Colossians 2:18.

also, &c. = ye were called also.

thankful. Greek. eucharistos. Only here.

Verse 16

word. App-121.

dwell. See Romans 8:11.

richly. Greek. plousios. Only here, 1 Timothy 6:17. Titus 3:6. 2 Peter 1:11.

admonishing. See Colossians 1:28, and Acts 20:31.

hymns. See Ephesians 5:19.

spiritual. See 1 Corinthians 12:1.

songs. See Ephesians 5:19.

singing. See Ephesians 5:19.

with. App-104.

grace. See Colossians 1:2. App-184.

the Lord. The texts real "God".

Verse 17

deed = in (Greek. en) work.

name. See Acts 2:21.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus. App-98.

giving thanks. See Acts 27:35.

and. Omit.

Father. App-98.

by. App-104. Colossians 3:1.

Verse 18

submit.See Ephesians 5:22.

husbands. App-123.

fit. See Ephesians 5:4.

Verse 19

be . . . bitter. Greek. pikraino. Only here, Revelation 8:11; Revelation 10:9, Revelation 10:10.

Verse 20

Children. App-108.

in = according to. App-104.

well pleasing. See Romans 12:1.

unto = to, but the texts read "in" (Greek. en).

Verse 21

provoke. See 2 Corinthians 9:2.

lest = in order that (Greek. hina) . . . not (App-105).

be discouraged = have their spirit broken. Greek. athumeo. Only here.

Verse 22

Servants. App-190.

masters. App-98.

according to. App-104.

eyeservice . . . menpleasers. See Ephesians 6:6,

singleness. See Ephesians 6:5.

God. The texts read "the Lord",

Verse 23

heartily. Greek. ek psuches. See App-110. Colossians 3:4.

Lord. App-98.

not App-105.

Verse 24

Knowing. App-132.

of. App-104.

reward = recompense. Greek. anta podosia, Only here.

inheritance. See Ephesians 1:14.

serve, App-190.

Verse 25

for the wrong, &c. = the wrong that he wronged. See Galatians 6:7.

no. App-105.

respect, &c. See Romans 2:11.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Colossians 3:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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