6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.

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      7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,a who is a faithful minister of Christ on ourb behalf,

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        • c 1:7 - Or "slave"
        • d 1:7 - Some manuscripts "your"
          8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

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          9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,c

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            • e 1:9 - Or "all spiritual wisdom and understanding"
              10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

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                  11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

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

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                    • f 1:12 - {#dedup}Some manuscripts "us" {/dedup}
                      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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