Colossians 1:1; Colossians 1:5; Colossians 1:9; Colossians 1:14; Colossians 1:16; Colossians 1:20; Colossians 1:22; Colossians 2:8; Colossians 2:12; Colossians 2:19; Colossians 3:6; Colossians 3:17; Colossians 4:3; Colossians 4:18
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
For by him were all things created , that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered , and knit together , increaseth with the increase of God.
For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds :
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen . [Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]