Colossians 1:12-22 CSB

12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled youa to share in the saints'b inheritance in the light.

References for Colossians 1:12

    • e 1:12 - Other mss read us
    • f 1:12 - Or holy ones'
      13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves,
      14 in whom we have redemption,c the forgiveness of sins.

      References for Colossians 1:14

        • g 1:14 - Other mss add through His blood

          The Centrality of Christ

          15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation;d

          References for Colossians 1:15

            • h 1:15 - The One who is preeminent over all creation
              16 because by Him everything was created, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities- all things have been created through Him and for Him.
              17 He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.
              18 He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything.
              19 For God was pleased [to have] all His fullnesse dwell in Him,

              References for Colossians 1:19

                  20 and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His crossf- whether things on earth or things in heaven.

                  References for Colossians 1:20

                    • j 1:20 - Other mss add through Him
                      21 And you were once alienated and hostile in mind because of your evil actions.
                      22 But now He has reconciled you by His physical bodyg through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him-

                      References for Colossians 1:22

                        • k 1:22 - His body of flesh on the cross