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Colossians 1:24 ESV

Paul's Ministry to the Church

24 Now 1I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh 2I am filling up 3what is lacking in Christ's afflictions 4for the sake of his body, that is, the church,

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  • a 1:2 - Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
  • b 1:7 - Greek fellow bondservant
  • c 1:7 - Some manuscripts our
  • d 1:12 - Or patience, with joy giving thanks
  • e 1:12 - Some manuscripts us
  • f 1:16 - That is, by means of; or in
  • g 1:23 - Or to every creature