12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified youa to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

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      13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

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      14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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      The Supremacy of the Son of God

      15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

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          16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

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          17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

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          18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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              19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

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              20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

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              21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because ofb your evil behavior.

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                • g 1:21 - Or "minds, as shown by"
                  22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—

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