and he alsoinformed us of your 1love in the Spirit.
For thisreasonalso, 2since the day we heard of it, 3we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the a4knowledge of His will in allspiritual5wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 6walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, b7to please Him in allrespects, 8bearingfruit in everygoodwork and cincreasing in the dknowledge of God ;
119strengthened with allpower, according to eHis gloriousmight, ffor the attaining of allsteadfastness and gpatience ; 10joyously12givingthanks to 11the Father, who has qualified us hto share in 12the inheritance of the isaints in 13Light.
13jFor He rescued us from the k14domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of l15His belovedSon,
1416in whom we haveredemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15mHe is the 17image of the 18invisibleGod, the 19firstborn of allcreation.
For n20by Him allthings were created, 21both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether22thronesordominionsorrulersorauthorities -23allthings have been createdthrough Him and for Him.
He o24is beforeallthings, and in Him allthingspholdtogether.
He is also25head of 26the body, the church ; and He is 27the beginning, 28the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to havefirstplace in everything.