Colossians 1:12-22 NIV

12 giving thanks to the Father,1 who has qualified youa to share in the inheritance2 of the saints in the kingdom of light.3

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    • d 1:12 - Some manuscripts "us"
      13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness4 and brought us into the kingdom5 of the Son he loves,6

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      14 in whom we have redemption,b7 the forgiveness of sins.8

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        • e 1:14 - A few late manuscripts "redemption through his blood"

          The Supremacy of Christ

          15 He is the image9 of the invisible God,10 the firstborn11 over all creation.

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              16 For by him all things were created:12 things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;13 all things were created by him and for him.14

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              17 He is before all things,15 and in him all things hold together.

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              18 And he is the head16 of the body, the church;17 he is the beginning and the firstborn18 from among the dead,19 so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

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                  19 For God was pleased20 to have all his fullness21 dwell in him,

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                  20 and through him to reconcile22 to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,23 by making peace24 through his blood,25 shed on the cross.

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                  21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies26 in your minds27 because ofc your evil behavior.

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                    • f 1:21 - Or "minds, as shown by"
                      22 But now he has reconciled28 you by Christ's physical body29 through death to present you30 holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation31--

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