We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Which is come to you, as [it is] in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as [it doth] also in you, since the day ye heard [of it], and knew the grace of God in truth:
As ye also learned from Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.