41since we heard of your faith in ChristJesus and the 2lovewhich you haveafor 3all the bsaints;
5because of the 4hope5laid up for you in cheaven, of which you previously6heard in the word of truth, dthe gospel6
which has come to you, just as e7in all the worldalso it is constantly bearing8fruit and fincreasing, even as it has been doing in you alsosince the day you 9heard of it and gunderstood the grace of God in truth;
7just as you learned it from 10Epaphras, our 11belovedfellowbond-servant, who is a faithfulservant of Christ on our behalf,
and he alsoinformed us of your 12love in the Spirit.
For thisreasonalso, 13since the day we heard of it, 14we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the h15knowledge of His will in allspiritual16wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 17walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, i18to please Him in allrespects, 19bearingfruit in everygoodwork and jincreasing in the kknowledge of God;
1120strengthened with allpower, according to lHis gloriousmight, mfor the attaining of allsteadfastness and npatience; 21joyously12givingthanks to 22the Father, who has qualified us oto share in 23the inheritance of the psaints in 24Light.