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Colossians 1:4

    Colossians 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have toward all the saints,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    After hearing of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have for all the saints,

    Webster's Revision

    having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have toward all the saints,

    World English Bible

    having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have toward all the saints,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have toward all the saints,

    Definitions for Colossians 1:4

    Saints - Men and women of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 1:4

    Since we heard of your faith - This is very similar to Ephesians 1:15. And it is certain that the apostle seems to have considered the Church at Ephesus, and that at Colassa to have been nearly in the same state, as the two epistles are very similar in their doctrine and phraseology.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 1:4

    Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus - To wit, by Epaphras, who had informed Paul of the steadfastness of their faith and love; Colossians 1:7-8. This does not prove that Paul had never been at Colossae, or that he did not establish the church there, for he uses a similar expression respecting the church at Ephesus Ephesians 1:15, of which he was undoubtedly the founder. The meaning is, that he had heard of their faith at that time, or of their perseverance in faith and love.

    Which ye have to all the saints - In what way they had manifested this is not known. It would seem that Paul had been informed that this was a character of their piety, that they had remarkable love for all who bore the Christian name. Nothing could be more acceptable information respecting them to one who himself so ardently loved the church; and nothing could have furnished better evidence that they were influenced by the true spirit of religion; compare 1 John 3:14.