Colossians 1:2; Colossians 1:6-7; Colossians 1:9; Colossians 1:23; Colossians 1:26; Colossians 2:20; Colossians 3:24; Colossians 4:18
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit , as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
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;
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard , and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances ,
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
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.]