That ye might walkworthy of the Lorduntoallpleasing, being fruitfulineverygoodwork,andincreasingin the knowledge of God;11Strengthenedwithallmight, according tohisgloriouspower,untoallpatienceandlongsufferingwithjoyfulness;12
Giving thanks unto the Father,which hath madeusmeetto be partakers of the inheritance of the saintsinlight:13Who hath deliveredusfrom the power of darkness,and hath translated us into the kingdom of hisadearSon:14Inwhom we haveredemptionthroughhisblood, even the forgiveness of sins:15Whois the image of the invisibleGod, the firstborn of everycreature:16Forbyhimwere all thingscreated , that are inheaven,and that are inearth,visibleandinvisible,whether they be thrones,ordominions,orprincipalities,orpowers: all things were createdbyhim,andforhim:17Andheisbefore all things,andbyhim all thingsconsist .
18Andheis the head of the body, the church:whois the beginning, the firstbornfrom the dead;thatinball things he might have the preeminence .
For it pleased the Father thatinhimshouldallfulnessdwell ;
20And, having made peacethrough the blood of hiscross,byhim to reconcile all thingsuntohimself;byhim, I say, whether they be things inearth,or things inheaven.