Colossians 1:12

Who made us meet (twi ikanwsanti hma). Or "you" (uma). Dative case of the articular participle of ikanow, late verb from ikano and in N.T. only here and 2 Corinthians 3:6 (which see), "who made us fit or adequate for." To be partakers (ei merida). "For a share in." Old word for share or portion (from mero) as in Acts 8:21 ; Acts 16:12 ; 2 Corinthians 6:15 (the only other N.T. examples). Of the inheritance (tou klhrou). "Of the lot," "for a share of the lot." Old word. First a pebble or piece of wood used in casting lots ( Acts 1:26 ), then the allotted portion or inheritance as here ( Acts 8:21 ). Cf. Hebrews 3:7-4:11 . In light (en twi pwti). Taken with merida (portion) "situated in the kingdom of light" (Lightfoot).