Paul tells us how. 4. Am I to forbear and forgive when acting alone, but when associated with two or three others am I to manifest a different spirit? Even as Christ—Here is the model for our forgiving. 1. A quarrel may be compared to a spark, which cannot be produced without a flint as well as a steel; either of them may hammer on wood for ever, no fire will follow. By "the peace of God" is meant, either the peace believers have with God, which is his gift, and passes all understanding, and flows from a comfortable apprehension of interest in the blood, righteousness, and atonement of Christ; or rather that peace which does, or should subsist among the saints themselves, which God is the author of, calls for, and requires, and encourages in them. We must not only do no hurt to any, but do what good we can to all. May the word of Christ dwell richly in you with all wisdom. There may be a painful effort, but it should be made-the forgiveness may cost us no little sacrifice, but we must not shrink from it. In the parallel Ephesians 4:32 we have “God in Christ,” which is Paul’s usual way of putting it. Holinshed: "He thought he had a good quarrel to attack him." To win a battle is a little thing if fought out with sword and gun, but to win it in God’s way with love and forgiveness is the best of victories. The remission of the right to retaliate when safe and proper. The Saviour gave the paralytic patient a complex benefit in a single act, when He said to him as he lay helpless on a couch at His feet, “Thy sins be forgiven thee.” And if Christ forgive sin, He is entitled to do so, for He has made provision for it in His sufferings and death. It means, "fault found, blame, censure;" and here denotes occasion of complaint. There are people around that make going to the dentist for a root canal seem like a pleasurable alternative. If any man have a quarrel against any - Margin, “or complaint.” The word used here - μομφή momphē- occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. Or would you rather wrestle with the fact that God won"t forgive you? Colossians 3:12–17, “ So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. And forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. The peace of Christ steels our hearts against fretfulness and anxiety (Isa 26:3). Some mutual friends introduced him, and having chosen his subject, they conversed for some time with equal candour and moderation; but at length Henderson’s antagonist, perceiving his own confusion inevitable, in the height of passion threw a full glass of wine in Henderson’s face. He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself has to pass. And forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; yea, and if one hath any just complaint against another, mutually passing it by amongst ourselves: we render forgiving one another, that which in the Greek is forgiving ourselves; and indeed he that doth see the need he hath of pardon himself, will pass by the fault of his brother, (so ourselves here is put for one another), Mark 10:26 Luke 23:12. (13) Even as Christ forgave you.—The MS. authority is in favour of the word “Lord” instead of Christ; but since the name “Lord” is specially applied to Christ in these Epistles (see, for example, Ephesians 4:5) there is no real difference. (Cottle.). 3. For a similar variation of the pronoun see Ephesians 4:32; 1 Peter 4:8-10. So C. But A B Delta G f g, Vulgate, read 'the Lord.' The word used here - μομφή momphē - occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. “Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus“ (v. 17a). To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Colossians 3:13. : “forgiving yourselves,” but while the variation from . 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Those who are the elect of God, holy and beloved, ought to be lowly and compassionate towards all. Christ—who had so infinitely greater cause of complaint against us. Only here. Comp. The idea is, that if another one has given us just occasion of complaint, we are to forgive him; that is, we are: Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye -. "IF ANY MAN HAVE A COMPLAINT AGAINST ANY"-God knows that we have the habit of thinking that we have been "really" mistreated. In that culture, people considered a person’s name to be more than a simple label to identify that person. May He not Himself dispense the fruits of His atonement, and pardon those for whom He died? Revenge is paltry; forgiveness is great-minded. And it is not on His part a venturesome act, nor one which is provisional, and cannot take effect till it receive the sanction of the Father, but it is at once full, decided, and final. Promptly, generously, fully, without any reflection upon past offences. bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. The sense is, having patience with one another-waiting with composure under injury or provocation, till those who so offend may come to a better mind. In a corresponding passage in the Epistle to the Ephesians, the apostle makes reference to God—“forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32. (Col 3:12-17) Life of the new man. Our life is hidden in Christ and we have eliminated anything that is not part of our pursuit of Christ. During the celebrated John Henderson’s residence at Oxford, a student of a neighbouring college, proud of his logical achievements, was solicitous of a private disputation. They arise from many principles in the depraved heart besides misunderstandings. 20. μομφήν] blame, reproach, only here in the N. T., not found at all in the Apocrypha and LXX., but very common in the classics, especially the poets, also with ἔχειν, to find fault with something, Eur. 12 Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. So may we when we are, like him, upholders of law. against any: even as the Lord forgave you. Quarrel, [ momfeen (Greek #3437)] - 'cause of complaint.'. When God forgives us, He doesn"t hold any grudges, He doesn"t harbor ill-will, and He doesn"t act cold and stand-offish. Lit., one another - yourselves. Comp. The idea of being raised with Christ was introduced back in Colossians 2:12, where Paul used baptism to illustrate this spiritual reality. the ὑμεῖς is construed with ἀνεχόμενοι].— ὁ χριστὸς, Christ) who had the greatest cause of complaint against us. against. Cause of blame. His enemies--“Father, forgive them.” The dying thief. Поскольку Христос, как образец всепрощения, простил все наши грехи (1:14; 2:13, 14), верующие должны с готовностью прощать других. 4:12; 2 Cor. See Poole on "Ephesians 4:32", See Poole on "1 Peter 2:21", yea, the strong to indulge and gratify their weak brethren in smaller matters for their good, Romans 15:1-3. как Христос простил вас См. Introduction. (W. пояснения к Мф. If we insist on perfection in the Church, we will be frustrated. Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye - Learn here that Christ has power to forgive sin; compare the Matthew 9:6 note; Acts 5:31 note. It was in the valley of the riverLycus. 780, Alc. Quarrel = grievance. Second, verses 5-17 elaborate the meaning of this exhortation. The peace of Christ is tailor-made for our minds and hearts (John 14:17; 16:33; 20:21; Rom 14:17; 15:13; Gal 5:22,23; Phil 4:6,7). The doctrine is found, however, in other parts of Scripture, as in 1 John 3:16. 17:7; 1 Cor. (4)we are always afterward to treat him as kindly as if he had not injured us - as God treats us when he forgives us; see the notes at Matthew 18:21. Verse Thoughts. In English we supply an imperative (‘do’), but the grammatical ellipsis is that of a participle (‘so also doing yourselves’). DO ALL IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS. The pronoun ἑαυτοῖς is simply for ἀλλήλοις; and the noun μομφή denotes “ground of offence or complaint,” explained in some of the Codices by the substitution of ὀργή. Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17. They could conceive it, and they could feel that there was- a Divine beauty in it, but it seemed to them more than could be expected of human nature, superhuman. While in this world, where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise. First, in verses 1-4 readers are admonished to seek heavenly ways because they have been raised with Christ. 2. We may think of 100 reasons where such instruction wouldn"t be practical or in 100 situations where it hasn"t supposedly worked before. If our Lord has forgiven us ten thousand talents, how can we take our brother by the throat for one hundred pence. How few of the wars which have desolated Europe during the last thousand years would have been waged had it been more than nominally Christian l If instead of resenting every supposed affront, of vindicating on every petty occasion what is called the honour of a flag, of supposing the dignity of an empire precludes all forbearance, patience, and concession, there had been even a little of the “bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering” enjoined in our text, the history of the world had been differently written; heathen nations would have said, “see how these Christians love;” instead of the flags of Europe inspiring terror in distant regions, they would have been everywhere hailed as symbols of peace; and the old prophecy would have had a fulfilment in the case of Christendom--“the joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion.” (Newman Hall, LL. 3. Now it is the glory of a man to pass over a transgression, Proverbs 19:11; see 1 Samuel 10:27; and to forgive where there is just cause of complaint. so also do ye. Such a doctrine seems to be implied, though we cannot say as firmly as Chrysostom, that the proper interpretation of καθώς demands it- τὸ γὰρ, καθὼς, ταῦτα ἀπαιτεῖ. The other participle, χαριζόμενοι, carries forward the sense-not only are we to forbear, but we are also to forgive. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. 1. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also. χαριζόμενοι. Colossians 3:13. It seems to have crept in from Eph 4:32. and forgiving one another; all trespasses and offences, so far as committed against themselves, and praying to God to forgive them, as committed against him: if any man have a quarrel against any; let him be who he will, high or low, rich or poor, of whatsoever age, state, or condition, and let his quarrel or complaint be what it will, ever so great, or ever so just and well founded, yet let him put up with it, and forgive it: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye; what God is said to do for Christ's sake; see Gill on Ephesians 4:32, what here Christ is said to do: as Mediator, he has procured the remission of sins by the shedding of his blood; and as God he forgives sins freely, fully, forgetting the injuries done, not upbraiding with former offences, and that too without asking, and before there is any appearance of repentance; and so should the saints forgive one another, as they expect to have an application and manifestation of forgiveness to themselves. This verses admit that problems will always pop up. The thought that Christians are members one of another may underlie the choice of expression (cf.1 Peter 4:8). The latter, without altering his features, or changing his position, gently wiped his face, and coolly replied, “This, sir, is a digression. 3:18ff will commence instructions on Christ-centered relationships in the home, work, and world. 6. The dismissal of the revengeful feelings which injury may have excited. (2)entirely - he pardoned all our offences; The latter pronoun emphasizes the fact that they are all members of Christ's body - everyone members one of another - so that, in forgiving each other they forgive themselves. Mem. Respecting the double καί of the comparison, see on Romans 1:13. (4) we are always afterward to treat him as kindly as if he had not injured us - as God treats us when he forgives us; see the notes at Matthew 18:21. As the elect of God, we must put on or clothe ourselves with longsuffering. Forgive, says the apostle, καθως και ὁ Χριστος even as Christ forgave you - show the same disposition and the same readiness to forgive your offending brethren, as Christ showed towards you. . Lest one think that all the forbearing will be on their part, let us remember that we probably do things that irritate others too! God will forgive us in the same way we forgive others (, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books. So Shakespeare: "The lady Beatrice hath a quarrel to you. While in this world, where there is so much corruption in … 1069; Soph. I think most of you would agree that one of the more difficult things in life is learning to get along with those that irritate you and do you wrong. Colossians 3:13. There may be just ground of offence, but it is not to excite to resentment or retaliation. The world is rife with human quarrels; families, neighbour-hoods, Churches, have their quarrels. Another prominent theological point found within the text is that of sanctification. 1. No man should for a moment harbour ill will in his heart to any; but the offended party is not called actually to forgive, till the offender, with sorrow, acknowledges his fault. 635), and καθὼς καί introduces an argumentative illustration. Besides this there are two reasons. Obviously, God expects the person seeking forgiveness to repent (Luke 17:3-4). Paul presents us with some important doctrinal issues on the superiority and pre-eminence of Christ and the sufficient strength He gives to each one of us, day by day. ; Pind. For the maintenance of governmental authority he must require the offender to ask forgiveness. People not only did not forgive their enemies, but did not wish to do so, nor think better of themselves for having done so. The rich are to be forbearing to the poor, and the poor to the rich; the elder is to forgive the junior for his imprudence, and the junior the elder for his petulence and slowness. The best illustration is the parable in Matthew 18:23-25. 18:23-35; Еф. It is not put that superiors are to forgive inferiors, or the less are to forgive the greater. The mainroads for trade went past Colossae. The pronouns are different, as in Ephesians 4:32; the latter marking more strongly the relation of Christians as members of Christ. Meyer expressly condemns the reference, found by Chrysostom and Theophylact, to the medium by which Christ forgives, to wit, His own death, their inference being, that we ought to lay down our lives for others. is so essentially Christian and important, that Paul goes on further to hold up before the readers the great motive and incitement for its fulfilment, namely, the forgiveness which they themselves have experienced, which Christ ( ὁ κύριος, see the critical remarks) has bestowed upon them. Why is Europe in time of peace an entrenched camp? Forbearing one another — If anything is now wrong. "Commentary on Colossians 3:13". (2)we are to be ready to do him good as if he had not given us occasion of complaint; (3)we are to be willing to declare that we forgive him when be asks it; and. Whether rich or poor, every Christian can follow the example of Christ. How did Christ forgive? The general idea is the same as that of Ephesians 4:32. When we are helpful and forgiving, we bless ourselves. Brent Kercheville. Put to Death Your Old Practices (3:5-8) Because our true identity is now in Christ and not in our old … 1. 1. You need forgiveness yourself when you have offended. It is to be observed, moreover, that καθώς refers only to the pardon itself, and does not concern the service by which Christ has procured the pardon, the death, namely, which the Christian ought to be ready to undergo for the brethren, John 13:34, as Chrysostom, Theophylact, and others think, but which would be here an irrelevant importation. Colossians 3:13 - bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. The authorities vary: many of the best read ‘the Lord;’ most have ‘Christ,’ and two of the best have ‘God.’ This state of things renders it most probable that ‘the Lord’ was the original form, especially since the parallel passage (Ephesians 4:23) has ‘God in Christ.’. For a similar variation of the pronoun see Ephesians 4:32; 1 Peter 4:8-10. When we are helpful and forgiving, we bless ourselves. λ.] But the spirit which led him to the cross, that he might buy the chance to forgive, will, if it be in us, beget forgiveness of our brethren without the asking. 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. ", "Against whom comest thou, and what's thy quarrel?". ), In most quarrels there is a fault on both sides. "ONE ANOTHER"-other Christians. While we need to hold people accountable and stress that repentance must be sincere (2 Corinthians 7:10-11). The forgiveness they have received is used to enforce the duty of forgiving others. 61. καθὼς καὶ κ. τ. ), “I have seen in the south of France a row of beggars sitting on the side of a bridge, day after day, winter and summer, showing sore legs and sore arms; these sores never get well, they were kept continually raw with caustic in order to excite compassion and obtain alms. Somebody is probably being very patient with us. Salvation was the primary theme previously (1:9-3:10); however, the focus shifted to that of sanctification in 3:12-17. Christ - who had so infinitely greater cause of complaint against us (Colossians 2:13). ), Is that which is right between individuals wrong as between societies? ἀνεχόμ. i. So we should forgive an offending brother. To forbear is not only freely to forgive, but to meet half way, with extended hand (E. T. E. Colossians 2 Colossians 4 ... Our Price: $17.99 Save: $7.00 (28%) ... An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Those who have been raised with Christ have put to death everything that steals our affections away from Christ. Today this area is part of the country that is called Turkey. Fleming.). Colossians 3:13-17 King James Version (KJV) 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. If you would like forgiveness, you must do as you would be done by. Forbearing one another (ανεχομενοι αλληλων anechomenoi allēlōn). The duty. Besides, an unforgiving spirit is an injury to its possessor. Forbearing one smother, and forgiving one another. God knows that we have the tendency to feel that we have been "wronged"--beyond what anyone else has experienced (Matthew 18:21-35). (R. Forbearing one another; clemency towards each other, not only in undergoing affronts, but a suspending to take advantage from the infirmities of others, so as not to irritate them to passion, or to take them tripping, so as to aggravate their failings, Proverbs 16:32 1 Corinthians 4:12 Galatians 6:2 Ephesians 4:2 2 Thessalonians 1:4. We should also demur to this full form of expression on the part of these Fathers as being a necessary deduction here. It was used of a plaintiff's action at law, like the Latin querela. "FORGIVING EACH OTHER"-Which infers that sins, misunderstandings, slights, etc.. will happen between Christians (Matthew 5:23-24; Matthew 18:15). Most forcibly sustained by the example in the text. Clarke's Colossians 3:13 Bible Commentary Forbearing one another - Avoid all occasions of irritating or provoking each other. ᾿ανεχόμενοι ἀλλήλων, καὶ χαριζόμενοι ἑαυτοῖς, ἐάν τις πρός τινα ἔχῃ μομφήν—“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any one have a complaint against any other.” The meaning of the first participle has been illustrated under Ephesians 4:2, and we need not in this place repeat the illustration. If no quarrel, no thank. 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. " Thus Paul most assuredly had "Christ" in mind here; but the tenderness of some translators to the implications of this doubtless influenced some of them. Rev., complaint. 17 Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father, through him. If a man have a quarrel] Occasions will be given, and offences will happen. Colossians 3:12-17, Putting On The New Self. Nevertheless, forgiveness even of any enemy was not unknown to them. B. He should be ready to forgive, and while he is so, he can neither feel hatred nor malice towards the offender; but, as Christ does not forgive us till with penitent hearts we return unto him, acknowledging our offenses, so those who have trespassed against their neighbor are not to expect any act of forgiveness from the person they have injured, till they acknowledge the offense. is probably intentional, the practical difference is very slight. 3:12-17 We must not only do no hurt to any, but do what good we can to all. Only here in the New Testament. Who would like to have the vengeance of a man always in his heart towards him? The man with only an inflamed knee burned with envy of the man whose whole leg was raw. But perhaps we may be warranted to say, that as in the case of Christ's pardoning us, there was a self-denial even unto death-so with us, there should be self-denial too. Gloriously ennobling. Examples: The woman taken in adultery. You desire forgiveness yourself. on StudyLight.org Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye - Learn here that Christ has power to forgive sin; compare the Matthew 9:6 note; Acts 5:31 note. Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye; considering the exemplar cause here added as a motive to mutual forgiveness, viz. nvosephe. 1012, Or. By doing this in unity as a church, we rid ourselves of, or at least dramatically reduce, friction. 11:1, 4, 19, 20; Heb. Even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye - Learn here that Christ has power to forgive sin; compare the Matthew 9:6 note; Acts 5:31 note. John Piper Nov 16, 2015 9K Shares Article. uses quarrel in its earlier sense of cause of complaint. χαριζόμενοι is to be supplied, and not the imperative, χαρίζεσθε, with some, nor yet ποιεῖτε, as is found in some MSS., such as D1, E1, F, G. The conjunction occurs twice, for the sake of intensity (Klotz, ad Devar. —As to present offences, thus emphasizing the last two virtues. Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. There is no trace here of “an advanced Christology” (Holtzmann). “Even as Christ.” It is said. Aj. Whether rich or poor, every Christian can follow the example of Christ. Christ — who had so infinitely greater cause of complaint against us. "Just as" means that when we forgive, it needs to be genuine and real. Ro 8:29; Ep 1:4; 1Th 1:3, 4, 5, 6; 2Th 2:13,14; Colossians 3 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries; Compare Paul's earlier description of those were once "alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds" (Col 1:21-note), who have been reconciled at the Cross and are as a result now… Holy and blameless (Col 1:22-note, Eph 1:4-note) Colossians 3:13 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Hence forgiveness is important. ἀλλ.] to God, for Jesus when on earth forgave sins. The text for Christmas day, Hebrews 1, and the letter to the Colossians, which provides the first text for Christmas season, display a strikingly similar Christology. Christians are to forgive one another because Christ has forgiven them, for His example has all the force of a formal command. 2. Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17 View Bible Text . The only way to prevent division in the body, is if each member of the body is resolved to apply these passages. λ.] καὶ χαριζόμενοι κ. τ. (Ecce Homo. It is unpardonable that the translators in this place ignored the "many ancient authorities" which read "Christ" in this place (English Revised Version margin), rendering it, "As the Lord forgave you"; for, as Guthrie pointed out, "There is an echo here of the Lord's Prayer in the close link between God's forgiveness of us and our forgiveness of others. Feb 25, 2018. Home >> Bible Studies >> Colossians Series >> Colossians 3:11-17 These small group studies of Colossians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. —Here is the model for our forgiving. If we really forgave them, then let"s be honest. quarrel—rather as Greek, "cause of blame," "cause of complaint.". Colossians 3:12. our Head the Lord Jesus Christ forgiving of us, who are bound to conform to him in forgiving others; See Poole on "Matthew 6:14". 5. 2. 2. Is my individual conscience to be merged in the associated conscience, and does the Christian law for a society differ from the law for individuals? Not for all the world would they let their wounds heal, as that would cut off from them a means of livelihood. No congregation will ever be free from things which have the potential to cause division and or hard feelings. The revival of those feelings of goodwill which it becomes us habitually to cherish. 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