For thisreasonalso, 1since the day we heard of it, 2we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the a3knowledge of His will in allspiritual4wisdom and understanding,
so that you will 5walk in a mannerworthy of the Lord, b6to please Him in allrespects, 7bearingfruit in everygoodwork and cincreasing in the dknowledge of God;
118strengthened with allpower, according to eHis gloriousmight, ffor the attaining of allsteadfastness and gpatience; 9joyously12givingthanks to 10the Father, who has qualified us hto share in 11the inheritance of the isaints in 12Light.
13jFor He rescued us from the k13domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of l14His belovedSon,
1415in whom we haveredemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15mHe is the 16image of the 17invisibleGod, the 18firstborn of allcreation.
For n19by Him allthings were created, 20both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether21thronesordominionsorrulersorauthorities -22allthings have been createdthrough Him and for Him.
He o23is beforeallthings, and in Him allthingspholdtogether.
He is also24head of 25the body, the church; and He is 26the beginning, 27the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to havefirstplace in everything.
For qit was 28the Father's goodpleasure for all29the rfullness to dwell in Him,