111strengthened with allpower, according to aHis gloriousmight, bfor the attaining of allsteadfastness and cpatience ; 2joyously12givingthanks to 3the Father, who has qualified us dto share in 4the inheritance of the esaints in 5Light.
13fFor He rescued us from the g6domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of h7His belovedSon,
148in whom we haveredemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15iHe is the 9image of the 10invisibleGod, the 11firstborn of allcreation.
For j12by Him allthings were created, 13both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether14thronesordominionsorrulersorauthorities -15allthings have been createdthrough Him and for Him.
He k16is beforeallthings, and in Him allthingslholdtogether.
He is also17head of 18the body, the church ; and He is 19the beginning, 20the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to havefirstplace in everything.
For mit was 21the Father's goodpleasure for all22the nfullness to dwell in Him,
and through Him to 23reconcileallthings to Himself, having made24peacethrough25the blood of His cross ; through Him, I say, 26whether things on earthor things in oheaven.
And although you were 27formerlyalienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evildeeds,