31We givethanks to God, 2the Father of our LordJesusChrist, prayingalways for you,
43since we heard of your faith in ChristJesus and the 4lovewhich you haveafor 5all the bsaints;
5because of the 6hope7laid up for you in cheaven, of which you previously8heard in the word of truth, dthe gospel6
which has come to you, just as e9in all the worldalso it is constantly bearing10fruit and fincreasing, even as it has been doing in you alsosince the day you 11heard of it and gunderstood the grace of God in truth;
7just as you learned it from 12Epaphras, our 13belovedfellowbond-servant, who is a faithfulservant of Christ on our behalf,
and he alsoinformed us of your 14love in the Spirit.
For thisreasonalso, 15since the day we heard of it, 16we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the h17knowledge of His will in allspiritual18wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 19walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, i20to please Him in allrespects, 21bearingfruit in everygoodwork and jincreasing in the kknowledge of God;
1122strengthened with allpower, according to lHis gloriousmight, mfor the attaining of allsteadfastness and npatience; 23joyously12givingthanks to 24the Father, who has qualified us oto share in 25the inheritance of the psaints in 26Light.