Colossians 1:14
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in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

King James Bible
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

American Standard Version
in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins:

Douay-Rheims Bible
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins;

English Revised Version
in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins:

Webster's Bible Translation
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Weymouth New Testament
in whom we have our redemption--the forgiveness of our sins.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Redemption (ἀπολύτρωσιν)

See on Romans 3:24. Continuing the image of an enslaved and ransomed people. Omit through His blood.

Forgiveness (ἄφεσιν)

See on remission, Romans 3:25; see on forgiven, James 5:15. Forgiveness defines redemption. Lightfoot's suggestion is very interesting that this precise definition may convey an allusion to the perversion of the term ἀπολύτρωσις by the Gnostics of a later age, and which was possibly foreshadowed in the teaching of the Colossian heretics. The Gnostics used it to signify the result of initiation into certain mysteries. Lightfoot quotes from Irenaeus the baptismal formula of the Marcosians "into unity and redemption (ἀπολύτρωσιν) and communion of powers." The idea of a redemption of the world, and (in a perverted form) of the person and work of Christ as having part in it, distinctively marked the Gnostic schools. That from which the world was redeemed, however; was not sin, in the proper sense of the term, but something inherent in the constitution of the world itself, and therefore due to its Creator.

In the following passage the person of Christ is defined as related to God and to creation; and absolute supremacy is claimed for Him. See Introduction to this volume, and compare Ephesians 1:20-23, and Philippians 2:6-11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

whom.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

Romans 3:24,25 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus...

Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written...

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us...

1 Timothy 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

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.

Hebrews 9:12,22 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place...

Hebrews 10:12-14 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God...

1 Peter 1:19,20 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot...

1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh...

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb wherever he goes...

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Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him...

Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do you.

Psalm 32:1,2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.

Luke 5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven you.

Luke 7:47-50 Why I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little...

Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whoever believes in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins...

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

Romans 4:6-8 Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works...

Ephesians 4:32 And be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 2:12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

Cross References
Romans 3:24
and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

1 Corinthians 1:30
And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,

Ephesians 1:7
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

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