Vincent Word Studies - Colossians 1:11 - 1:11

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Strengthened (δυναμούμενοι)

Only here in the New Testament, but found in Septuagint. The compound (ἐνδυναμόω to make strong) is frequent in Paul, Rom 4:20; Eph 6:10; Phi 4:13; 1Ti 1:12.

Power - might (δυνάμει - κράτος)

See on 2Pe 2:11; see on Joh 1:12.


See on Rom 3:23.

Patience - long-suffering (ὑπομονὴν - μακροθυμίαν)

See on 2Pe 1:6; see on Jam 5:7.

With joyfulness

Compare Col 1:24; Jam 1:2, Jam 1:3; 1Pe 4:13. Some connect with giving thanks, Col 1:12, and this is favored by the construction of the previous clauses: in every good work bearing fruit: with all power strengthened: with joy giving thanks. But Paul is not always careful to maintain the symmetry of his periods. The idea of joy is contained in thanksgiving, which would make the emphatic position of with joy inexplicable; besides which we lose thus the idea of joyful endurance (Col 1:24) and of joyful suffering expressing itself in thanksgiving. Compare Rom 5:3.