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Colossians 1:5

    Colossians 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Through the hope which is in store for you in heaven; knowledge of which was given to you before in the true word of the good news,

    Webster's Revision

    because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

    World English Bible

    because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,

    Definitions for Colossians 1:5

    Gospel - Good news.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 1:5

    For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven - That is, "I give thanks that there is such a hope laid up for you." The evidence which he had that this hope was theirs, was founded on the faith and love to the saints which he heard they had evinced. He fully believed that where there was such faith and love, there was a well-founded hope of heaven. The word "hope" here is used, as it often is, for the thing hoped for. The object of hope - to wit, eternal happiness, was reserved for them in heaven.

    Whereof ye heard before - When the gospel was first preached to you. You were told of the blessed rewards of a life of faith, in heaven.

    In the word of the truth of the gospel - In the true word of the gospel.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 1:5

    1:5 Ye heard before - I wrote to you. In the word of truth, of the gospel - The true gospel preached to you.