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Bible Commentaries

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 , Gal 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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/colossians-3.html. 1909-1922.