1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
References for Colossians 1:1
2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sistersa in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.b
References for Colossians 1:2
    • a 1:2 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 4:15.
    • b 1:2 - Some manuscripts "Father and the Lord Jesus Christ"