11Paul, 2an apostle of JesusChrista3by the will of God, and 4Timothybour brother,
To the c5saints and faithfulbrethren in Christ who are at Colossae: 6Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
37We givethanks to God, 8the Father of our LordJesusChrist, prayingalways for you,
49since we heard of your faith in ChristJesus and the 10lovewhich you havedfor 11all the esaints;
5because of the 12hope13laid up for you in fheaven, of which you previously14heard in the word of truth, gthe gospel6
which has come to you, just as h15in all the worldalso it is constantly bearing16fruit and iincreasing, even as it has been doing in you alsosince the day you 17heard of it and junderstood the grace of God in truth;
7just as you learned it from 18Epaphras, our 19belovedfellowbond-servant, who is a faithfulservant of Christ on our behalf,
and he alsoinformed us of your 20love in the Spirit.
For thisreasonalso, 21since the day we heard of it, 22we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the k23knowledge of His will in allspiritual24wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 25walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, l26to please Him in allrespects, 27bearingfruit in everygoodwork and mincreasing in the nknowledge of God;
1128strengthened with allpower, according to oHis gloriousmight, pfor the attaining of allsteadfastness and qpatience; 29joyously