which has come to you, just as a1in all the worldalso it is constantly bearing2fruit and bincreasing, even as it has been doing in you alsosince the day you 3heard of it and cunderstood the grace of God in truth ;
7just as you learned it from 4Epaphras, our 5belovedfellowbond-servant, who is a faithfulservant of Christ on our behalf,
and he alsoinformed us of your 6love in the Spirit.
For thisreasonalso, 7since the day we heard of it, 8we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the d9knowledge of His will in allspiritual10wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 11walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, e12to please Him in allrespects, 13bearingfruit in everygoodwork and fincreasing in the gknowledge of God ;
1114strengthened with allpower, according to hHis gloriousmight, ifor the attaining of allsteadfastness and jpatience ; 15joyously12givingthanks to 16the Father, who has qualified us kto share in 17the inheritance of the lsaints in 18Light.
13mFor He rescued us from the n19domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of o20His belovedSon,
1421in whom we haveredemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15pHe is the 22image of the 23invisibleGod, the 24firstborn of allcreation.
For q25by Him allthings were created, 26both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether27thronesordominionsorrulersorauthorities -28allthings have been createdthrough Him and for Him.