Colossians 1:12
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.

King James Bible
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

American Standard Version
giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Giving thanks to God the Father, who hath made us worthy to be partakers of the lot of the saints in light:

English Revised Version
giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

Webster's Bible Translation
Giving thanks to the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Weymouth New Testament
and give thanks to the Father who has made us fit to receive our share of the inheritance of God's people in Light.

Colossians 1:12 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Made us meet (ἱκανώσαντι)

See on 2 Corinthians 3:6.

To be partakers of the inheritance (εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου).

Lit., for the portion of the lot; that is, the portion which is the lot. Compare Acts 8:21, where the two words are coordinated.

In light (ἐν τῷ φωτί)

Connect with inheritance: the inheritance which is in light. This need not be limited to future glory. The children of God walk in light on earth. See John 3:21; John 11:9; John 12:36; Ephesians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 2:10.

Colossians 1:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Giving.

Colossians 3:15,17 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful...

1 Chronicles 29:20 And David said to all the congregation, Now bless the LORD your God. And all the congregation blessed the LORD God of their fathers...

Psalm 79:13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks for ever: we will show forth your praise to all generations.

Psalm 107:21,22 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!...

Psalm 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Daniel 2:23 I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who have given me wisdom and might...

Ephesians 5:4,20 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks...

the Father.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

John 4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things...

Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

made.

1 Kings 6:7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither...

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

Romans 8:29,30 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had before prepared to glory,

2 Corinthians 5:5 Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life...

partakers.

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them...

Romans 15:27 It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things...

1 Corinthians 9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Ephesians 3:6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

Hebrews 3:1,14 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus...

1 Peter 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ...

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

inheritance.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Acts 20:32 And now, brothers, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up...

Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

Ephesians 1:11,18 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance...

1 Peter 1:2-5 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit...

in.

Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light shall we see light.

Psalm 97:11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Isaiah 60:19,20 The sun shall be no more your light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light to you...

Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all...

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it...

Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...

Cross References
Acts 20:32
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Acts 26:18
to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'

2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.

Ephesians 1:18
having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:18
For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 5:8
for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light

Ephesians 5:11
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

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