c. That we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: The goal of Paul’s ministry was to bring people to maturity in Christ, and not to dependence upon himself. Thus we learn that "be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18); is the exact same thing as "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly". ... Scripture: Psalm 92:1–4, Colossians 3:16–17. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/colossians-3.html. (Colossians 3:16.) Singing with grace. Teach and instruct. For remarks on the different terms, and their distinction, the reader is referred to what has been said by us under Ephesians 5:19 . Our second purpose is to teach and instruct. full , Romans 15:14 .— πλουσίως , richly ) The distribution follows: in all wisdom [25]— one another [ ἑαυτοὺς , admonishing yourselves ]: with grace—in [26] your heart, i.e. It is important to locate verses 12-17 of chapter 3 in their immediate literary context. we never can say, "I"ve already studied or read the Bible, I don"t need to attend Bible classes anymore." The Word of Christ is dwelling in your richly, when it is viewed as the standard that all actions and attitudes must line up with and be governed by. Colossians 3:16. However it may also be intended to include especial reference to the teaching of Christ Himself as passed on by eyewitnesses in the tradition of the church. "ONE ANOTHER"-The side reference says, "or, yourselves". 2. It is "to dwell in us," that Isaiah , take up its firm and lasting abode in our heart, and that "richly;" not poorly and niggardly, but copiously and abundantly, unfolding to us and putting us into possession of the wealth of its treasures; and that in "all Wisdom of Solomon ," making us wise to salvation, opening up to us the manifold wisdom of God, and how it displays itself in the great mystery of godliness. "Psalm" probably refers to the inspired Old Testament psalms. Different ideas have been formed of the best mode of dividing the following clauses of the verse. Clearly, Paul believed that the Church contains all the resources necessary to help someone with any personal, non-organic problem. See Ephesians 5:19. We very easily fall off from abiding in Christ; nor can we expect to keep up sensible union and communion with the Lord Jesus if we neglect those means of grace which the Holy Spirit has provided for the sustentation of the life of God in the soul. BibliographySchaff, Philip. "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". "Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament". We should perform these activities joyfully and with song. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. This expresses the seat of true psalmody, whether private or public-namely, the heart as well as the voice (cf. So how are we to explain their absence? The remaining clauses will then correspond: in all wisdom teaching, etc., almost identical with Colossians 1:28, and in grace… singing, etc. It is also the job of church leaders (1 Thessalonians 5:12) and of the church body in general (Colossians 3:16), providing that they are able to admonish others (Romans 15:14). "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". In other words, the Word-filled Christian is a Spirit-filled Christian, and the examination of the two passages would save us from a great deal of error on this subject. 1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God, and Timothy c our brother,. it was unauthorized. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". with διδάσκ., but even if this were probable the other arguments are decisive for the connexion with the following words.— διδάσκοντες καὶ νουθετοῦντες: cf. "WITH GRACE"-5485. charis {khar"-ece}; from 5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): -acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace(-ious), joy, liberality, pleasure, thank(-s, -worthy). mutually and apart. κ. ‘Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another, with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to God.’. Colossians 3:16 REV and Commentary - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another with all - Bible verse "Psalm" probably refers to the inspired Old Testament psalms. In that case St Paul lays stress only on the heart-reality of this singing. Romans 12:9. as the rabbis later pointed out, he who dwells in a house is the master of the house, not just a passing guest ...", "Thus we are to submit to the demands of the Christian message and let it become so deeply implanted within us as to control all our thinking. Observe that if Christ’s peace is umpire there (Colossians 3:15) songs will easily arise there. Hendriksen describes it as, "should govern every thought, word, and deed, yes even the hidden drives and motivations of every member, and thus should bear sway among them." Scripture: Colossians 3:17. Rather, He indwells the Christian through the word of Christ, i.e. Hymns are songs of praise and thanksgiving to God. Which would be true, when we study or sing, we do teach ourselves. Richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. The gospel which Paul had preached to them. Colossians 3:16, NLT: "Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. And such must be true. [Note: Wiersbe, 2:140. A number of songs in our current songbook at actually O.T. . Lightfoot regards the participles as used for imperatives, which Ellicott thinks impossible. John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. Since periods of congregational singing ("one another") give us the chance to teach others, be taught and admonished ourselves, it seems "basic" that we need to be present when such singing takes place. For good and for evil the hymns of the Christian Church have largely influenced her theology. ", "Many saved people cannot honestly say that God"s Word dwells in their hearts richly because they do not take time to read, study, and memorize it.". We need the teaching of the Holy Spirit, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. It may be “by the help of Divine grace,” but more probably the meaning is “with thankfulness” (De W., Sod., Haupt, Abb. 1 Thessalonians 1:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:1.— ἐν ὑμῖν: according to Pauline usage must mean within you, and probably not collectively (Mey., Alf., Abb.) as the rabbis later pointed out, he who dwells in a house is the master of the house, not just a passing guest ..." [Note: Dunn, p236. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also yee are called in one body: and be yee thankefull. Hymns - songs of praise. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. § 79. These small group studies of Colossians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. His Word should permeate our whole being so that we make all decisions and plans in its light. BibliographyPett, Peter. Colossians 3:15); the psalm of love being in the heart before it finds vent by the lips, and even when not actually expressed, as in closet-worship. τῷ θεῷ. "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". But check a Lexicon and you will find that this isn"t the inherent definition of the word. The hymns, some of which could be designated psalms, would probably include songs specifically composed for worship (as with the Jews), but probably included individual spontaneous contributions. And yet, they still didn"t use or even advocate instrumental accompaniment. lect. ], "It has often been noticed that the Colossian passage is parallel with Ephesians 5:18-20. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/colossians-3.html. It has been argued that the word rendered "psalms" inherently means a song sung to the accompaniment of a instrument. In the First Century, this expression may also have applied to Spirit-inspired songs, i.e. i. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, … Cf. In the latter passage the hymns and songs are the outgrowth of the filling of the Spirit, while in Colossians they are the result of the deep assimilation of the Word of God. But the idea of wisdom is better joined to the following clause, which refers to mutual teaching—“in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another.” Our translators, too, so point the verse as to make psalms and hymns the material of instruction, whereas it seems better, and more appropriate, to keep the clause distinct, thus—“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another: in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto the Lord.”. Christ's message. Paul contrasts the songs of Christians at social meetings with the bacchanalian, licentious songs of pagan feasts. ‘With psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to God.’ These would be expressions of praise and gratitude for the grace of God at work within them, rounding off their worship both in public and in private, ‘psalms and hymns and spiritual songs’ covering all forms of singing as they do today. Psalms and hymns.—The ascription to those of an office of “teaching and admonition” describes what is their real, though indirect, effect. The two words have been variously distinguished as referring to instruction about faith and repentance, doctrine and practice, for intellect and heart. (16) The word of Christ.—Here again the definite phrase, “the word of Christ,” takes the place of the commoner phrase, “the word of the Lord,” “the word of God.” It is to “dwell in their hearts.” Hence it is the engrafted word” (James 1:21)—the truth of Christ conceived in the heart, striking root into it, and making it its dwelling-place. The Bible shows us how to relate within the family. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. Then, to read his holy word with prayer and supplication, entering by faith into its hidden treasures, and drinking into the mind of Christ as revealed therein, is a blessed means of maintaining the life of God in the heart, and keeping up union and communion with Christ. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Solid Joys. ( A) dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom. ; for so Colossians 1:28 has "teaching in all wisdom:" the two clauses thus correspond, 'In all wisdom teaching,' and 'in grace singing in your hearts' (so Greek order). If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right … in grace singing,” suggests the connection of the words with those following, not, as in our version, with those going before. BibliographyIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". In contrast to teaching man by external utterance, as in the earlier part of the verse. He was asked, "You don"t hold to the three-sided model that therapists are qualified to treat psychological problems, pastors spiritual problems...." "I say no, for two reasons. Hence, a secular counselor isn"t the best resource to help us with our problems. It may have been intended as a warning to ensure that the ‘teaching about Christ’ was sound and genuine and received wisely, but it would appear more likely that he meant that such wisdom was especially to be ensured when admonishing and teaching someone else. ‘Teaching and admonishing one another with all wisdom.’ While ‘with all wisdom’ could refer to either this phrase or the previous phrase it seems to fit better here. 1909-1922. Psalms and the Songs of Zechariah, Mary, and perhaps Simeon, are typical examples. On each part of this phrase see the notes at Colossians 1:9. ‘The word of Christ’ is the word which Christ has spoken, or caused to be proclaimed. ( B) through psalms, ( C) hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in … Thankfulness to God is to mark our singing too (cf. Compare Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26; 1 Corinthians 14:15; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Acts 16:25. This is the practical application of "seek[ing] those things which are above" (Colossians 3:1).In effect, Paul is saying that, if we are seeking heavenly things, the resources to overcome these things will be available. For χριστοῦ, a few authorities and Fathers read θεοῦ; and the Coptic and Clement read κυρίου. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. 1999-2014. richly. The third imperative is "let dwell." In that report he said, "They meet at dawn to sing a hymn to Christ as God." Comp. Let it dwell not with a scanty foothold, but with a large and liberal occupancy. 2. “The datives describe the instruments of the διδαχή and νουθεσία” (Lightfoot). When the gospel so possessed the heart as to fill it with a sense of blessing, then the lips might be tuned to song. ". See notes, Colossians 1:28. (b) That we develop a great thirst and hunger for the Word. Colossians 1:28, where the same words are grouped together). Moulton, Gram. διδάσκοντες καὶ νουθετοῦντες. 2. Deuteronomy 6:7). Dwell in you richly in all wisdom - Abundantly, producing the spirit of true wisdom. Some take the words down to χάριτι, as connected with the preceding participles—“admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” Our objection is, that while metrical or musical compositions are not the common vehicle of instruction or admonition, they are specially connected with sacred song. ', To the Lord. The word "psalms" implies that the believers sang them with musical accompaniment. ], "Thus we are to submit to the demands of the Christian message and let it become so deeply implanted within us as to control all our thinking." Lightfoot interprets it as “the presence of Christ in the heart as an inward monitor”. 2 To the d saints and faithful brothers 1 in Christ at Colossae:. Hence πν. "Mark Dunagan Commentaries on the Bible". Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. The participles mark the outgoing in word and deed of 'Christ's word dwelling within' (Romans 8:11; 2 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:14). — Colossians 3:16. In this she acts the part of a good and provident mother, conducting her children to the rich and salutary pastures of peace and plenty, and carefully guarding then from others where tempting but noxious weeds luxuriantly grow up, watered with the baneful streams of polluted and poisoned sources. He"s an expert. "a song of praise" (Vincent p. 506). The phrase ἐν τῇ χάριτι, according to Huther and De Wette, means “with a grateful spirit.” 1 Corinthians 10:30. "SPIRITUAL SONGS"-All three words demand that the songs we sing in worship to God: (1) Are in harmony with God"s truth, i.e. The only logical conclusion, for why the Church didn"t use instrumental music in worship, is that it was understood that God hadn"t commanded it, i.e. Colossians 3:16 New International Version (NIV). "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Go to. "let dwell." "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". Colossians Greeting. For this reason we suggest connecting them as above. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cgt/colossians-3.html. Compare Ephesians 5:19-20. e Grace to you and peace from God our Father.. Thanksgiving and Prayer. That it is our continual preoccupation, never far from our minds, even when we are involved in our earthly tasks (Matthew 4:4). Both the conjunctions ( καί) which appear in the Received Text seem, on good authority, to be mere euphonistic insertions. May 25, 2012. The word "psalms" implies that the believers sang them with musical accompaniment. Psalms which were sung. Now, seeing that we are raised with Christ, certain behavior is appropriate to us. . In their family circles they were to be so full of the Word of Christ in the heart that the mouth should utter hymns of instruction, admonition, and praise (cf. Here the thought starts from “the word of Christ in the soul,” realised through the gift of the Spirit by all our faculties; and it divides itself accordingly into the function of teaching, which bears on the mind; “the singing in grace” of thankfulness, which comes from and goes to the heart; and the “doing all in the name of Christ,” which belongs to the outer sphere of action. in Philemon 1:7. The precise distinctions intended are not certain, and perhaps they should not be sharply drawn. "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". 4. Still the sentiment hangs on the first clause—“let the word of Christ dwell within you nobly.” These sacred songs, whether in the language of Scripture, or based upon it, could be sung in the right spirit only when the indwelling “word” pressed for grateful utterance. Thankfulness to God is to mark our singing too (cf. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. And the Word of God is able to qualify and make one competent to tackle every good work, including the ability to warn, encourage and rebuke fellow Christians (2 Timothy 4:2); and help them out of a trespass (Galatians 6:1-2). ὕμνος (here and Ephesians 5:19†) suggests praise to God; cf. Which indicates that both Father and Son are the objects of our worship, which also infers that Jesus is God (Matthew 4:10). Of the three synonyms ψαλμός suggests a musical accompaniment (cf. We have there said that probably by Psalms may be understood the Hebrew book of that name, so com monly used in the synagogues; that the hymns might be other compositions divested of Jewish imagery and theocratic allusions, and more adapted to the heathen mind; while the spiritual odes were freer forms of song, the effusion of personal experience and piety, and do not simply point out the genus to which the entire class of such compositions belonged. The underlying assumption is that spiritual resources aren"t sufficient to deal with what"s going on--that only people with massive levels of professional training can help. Articles Sermons Topics Books Podcasts Filter Resources By ... Scripture: Psalm 92:1–4, Colossians 3:16–17. 'Aleph (') B C Delta G f g read 'psalms, hymns, spiritual songs' (note, Ephesians 5:19). 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Ellicott and Alford, following Bengel and others, agree that this clause properly ends with the word richly. The Expositor's Greek Testament. 14 And aboue all these things put on charitie, which is the bond of perfectnesse. .—Here again we have at once general identity and special distinction between this and the parallel passage in Ephesians 5:19-20. Let the Christian truth have its enduring abode “within you”-let it be no stranger or occasional guest in your hearts. (Eadie p. 246). "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". (The most ancient authorities vary here; but ‘Christ’ is well sustained.) esp. Another possibility is that it means Christ’s words to the heart of the Christian through preaching, teaching, meditation on the word of God, as Christ speaks directly to each heart. [1] Probably “in thanksgiving,” not exactly “thankfulness,” gratitude, the feeling, but the act of giving thanks, the utterance itself. Colossians 4:6), joining it either with what precedes (so Luther, “Lehret und vermahnet euch selbst mit Psalmen und Lobsängen und geistlichen lieblichen Liedern,” and Tyndale, “and spretuall songes which have favour with them”) or with what follows. The church during the First Century was under the guidance of men directly inspired by God, but they never advocated such. “The word of Christ” is the gospel, the doctrine of Christ, or the truth which has Christ for its subject. Nothing is "secular" about us. Tertullian ('Apology' 39) records that at the love-feasts [ agapai (Greek #26)], after the water had been furnished for the hands, and the lights lit, according as any had remembrance of Scripture, or could compose, he was invited to sing praises to God for the common good. usually in a religious sense. The Christian has access to "all wisdom" (). "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom." [Note: Robertson, 4:505. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. are songs of praise to God. If this interpretation be right the phrase is to be taken preferably with the preceding words. Colossians 1:28. But nothing is gained by such a distribution. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/colossians-3.html. Sacred songs - which have a spiritual theme. ], Teaching is the imparting of truth, and admonition is warning against error. Let it not be without you, as a lesson to be learned, but within you...let it be completely understood...Let it dwell not with a scanty foothold.." (p. 245), 3. But as a psychologist, I don"t know, and it"s not because I"m stupid or poorly trained; it"s because there"s no such thing as a scientifically trained expert on the soul. Christianity is uniquely a singing religion. Sing. The word of Christ is to dwell in them so richly that it finds spontaneous expression in religious song in the Christian assemblies or the home.— ἐν τῇ χάριτι. The law of God is in his heart, none of his steps shall slide. We indeed have been accustomed to regard such raptures as abnormal, but perhaps they are rather the earnest of the full spiritual results hereafter to be enjoyed. We can compare for this the parallel phrase ‘the word of God remains in you’ (1 John 2:14). But, they are a very important method, that is often forgotten. 1905. That doctrine is … God’s Design in Detours. Our translators, following the Peschito, Chrysostom, and Luther, Calvin, and Beza, add the words “in all wisdom” to the clause which we have already considered. Warren W. Wiersbe talks briefly on the subject of worship in his commentary of the book of Colossians 3:16. 2012. All the singing was thus not formal but even so, while the singing may be seen as teaching, it does not seem to fit in with ‘admonition’. (b) How are we to explain this? That when God specified singing, that ruled out every other form of musical expression. So Davenant and Grotius and especially Reiche (quoted by Abbott), “recte et perspicue ἐν χάριτι ᾅδοντες ii dicuntur, qui carmina sacra cantant et modulantur venuste, decore, suaviter, ita ut etiam cultioribus et pulchri sensu praeditis placeant.”. "E.W. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom: 45:1 47:1 48:1 65:1 105:1,2 Isa 12:2,4 42:10, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, ῾ο λόγος τοῦ χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως, ἐν τῇ χάριτι ᾄδοντες ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν τῷ θεῷ. (Psalms 150:3). Colossians 3:16. ὁ λόγος τοῦ χριστοῦ: probably, as usually explained, “the Gospel,” so called because He proclaimed it and speaks it through His messengers. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. The gratitude of the Church has always gone up to God in Christian praise and Christian song. “Word of Christ”: This is Scripture, the Holy Spirit Inspired Scripture, the word of … ῾ο λόγος τοῦ χριστοῦ ἐνοικείτω ἐν ὑμῖν πλουσίως—“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Lachmann and Steiger propose to read this clause parenthetically, and to join the previous γίνεσθε to the following participles- διδάσκοντες, etc. ". Both are equally worthy of our worship. Colossians 3:15). Mutual exhortation must depend for its fitness and utility on mutual knowledge of the Christian doctrine. Add to this, the following mountain of evidence: (a) For the first 600-700 years of the Church"s existence, no instrumental music was used in worship. "The Bible Study New Testament". Carefully note that this "wisdom" is available to all Christians ("you"; "one another"). Compare Ephesians 5:19, ‘Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.’ But ‘speaking to’ is not the same as ‘teaching and admonishing’, and in Ephesians the phrases connect with each other paralleling each other, whereas in Colossians they do not. When the Word of God is given complete freedom in my life, the freedom to convict me whenever I am straying, the freedom to influence change in areas where I need to change, the freedom to determine what I will believe and practice. In order to enter into the meaning of the passage we must suppose the early Christians to be like persons who have received deep spiritual blessing at a Mission or in a Revival. [Note: _ Christianity Today. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/colossians-3.html. Observe (a) The use of hymns and sacred songs would naturally be taken over by the Christians from the Jews, in whose Prayer-books sacred songs have always held an important place. Interactive Bible study with John Piper. 1. Ephesians 5:19. ( NASB: Lockman) Let the word of Christ dwell in you. See on Ephesians 5:19. Even though St Paul is about to speak of the oral intercourse that believers are to have with one another, the force of ἐν is not to be weakened to mean “in you as a collective body,” but must be taken in its full sense, “in your innermost being.” Cf. But the latter view is preferable: in addition to the public and social singing for mutual edification, there should be private praise to God. 16 Let pthe word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, qsinging psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, rwith thankfulness in your hearts to God. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. "LET"-The language of freewill. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly -, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Agape} or love-feasts, and in their family circles, they were to be so full of the Word of Christ, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary, I. ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ. [τοῦ θεοῦ] ἐν ὑμῖν μένει (1 John 2:14), and more comprehensive than ἐὰν … τὰ ῥήματά μου ἐν ὑμῖυ μείνῃ (John 15:7). So τῷ δὲ θεῷ χάρις, 1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14; cf. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". [Note: See David F. Detwiler, "Church Music and, "Whether with instrument or with voice or with both it is all for naught if the adoration is not in the heart. The datives, without the preposition, denote the materials of song. "Commentary on Colossians 3:16". Teaching, encouraging, admonishing doesn"t belong to a certain elite in the church. 'Aleph (') and the oldest authorities read 'to God.'. Colossians 3:16, NASB: "Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." The emphasis here, as all through Colossians, is on Christ and no other. Anyone, who argues for the use of instrumental accompaniment in worship today, must at the same time condemn the apostles for being very poor instructors in the proper worship of God. But hymns are spiritual songs too, and spiritual songs would be sung in worship. But there is nothing in the context to suggest this special mention of grace, whether it be connected with “teaching and warning,” or with “singing.”, [3] A few have understood χάρις here in the sense of “acceptableness,” “sweetness” (cf. BibliographyPhilpot, Joseph Charles. In Ephesians 5:19 it is to ‘the Lord’. Colossians 3:16-17 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. ), on account of the reference to thankfulness in Colossians 3:15; Colossians 3:17. In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Sing to God. Unless the word of Christ dwelt richly within them, they could not fulfil this duty; for they could not teach and admonish unless they knew what lessons to impart, and in what spirit to communicate them; but the lessons and the spirit alike were to be found in the gospel. ‘Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs’ may attach to the previous phrase. Paul had not visited Colossae, but had received reports from Epaphras, the … Sparing acquaintance with Divine revelation would lead to scanty counsel and ineffective tuition. Matthew 22:37. Hebrews 2:12. ᾠδή on the other hand is a general word, used of secular songs, and therefore duly limited here by πνευματική. The words ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ are thus connected as they are in Colossians 1:28, and such is the view, among others, of Bengel, Storr, Bähr, Steiger, Olshausen, and Baumgarten-Crusius. "UNTO GOD"-In the parallel passage in Ephesians 5:19, Paul says, "and making melody with your heart to the Lord." So also probably 1 Corinthians 10:30. In all wisdom.—The symmetry of the original, “in all wisdom teaching . The Christian is to receive such sound teaching gladly, and meditate on it, and let it fill his heart and his mind. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/colossians-3.html. ὅ ἐστιν Χριστὸς ἐν ὑμῖν, Colossians 1:27. πλουσίως. Colossians 3:16 Context. Colossians 3:16. 180 sqq. "IN ALL WISDOM"-"Some connect with the preceding words, others with the following--"in all wisdom, teaching", etc..The latter seems preferable, especially in view of ch. Thankfulness finds expression in song.— ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις. [Note: Barclay, p191. "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". College Press, Joplin, MO. 1. Ephesians 5:19. Obviously then God doesn"t force Himself upon anyone (Revelation 3:20). James 5:13). In contrast to the claims of the false teachers. It will be observed how all such phrases prepare for the full conception of Him as Himself “the Word of God.”. . 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