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- Col 1:15. The Greek word aoratos, translated as "invisible" in the King James Version (verse 15), can also mean "unseen."
- Col 2:16-17: Sabbath day. This verse suggests that the Sabbath day not only looks back to the creation, but is also forward looking to the future. See D&C 77:12 (discussion) which suggests that the Sabbath day looks forward to the Millennium and the discussion of Genesis 2:1-3 regarding other symbolism of the Sabbath day.
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These are still pointed at Matthew
- Amplified • The Amplified Bible, 1987 update
- NASB • New American Standard Bible, 1995 update
- NIV • New International Version
- NRSV • New Revised Standard Version
- RSV • Revised Standard Version
Joseph Smith Translation
The Joseph Smith Translation made changes to the following verses in Colossians. This list is complete:
- Col 1:4, 6
- Col 2:2, 7, 20-23
- Col 4:11
- Wayment, Thomas A., ed. The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 2005. (ISBN 1590384393) BX8630 .A2 2005.
- Col 1:15. See this post by Mogget at the FPR blog which discusses a discussion of this passage (vv. 15-20) in light of 1 Cor 8:6.
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- Wayment, The Complete Joseph Smith Translation of the New Testament, p. 284-85.
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