For I want you to knowhowgreat a 1struggle I have on your behalf and for thosewho are at 2Laodicea, and for all those who have not apersonallyseen my face,
that their 3hearts may be encouraged, having been 4knittogether in love, and attaining to all5the wealthbthat comes from the fullassurance of understanding, resulting in a 6trueknowledge of 7God'smystery, that is, Christ Himself,
in whom are hiddenall8the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
49I saythisso that noone will delude you with 10persuasiveargument.
For eventhough I am11absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicingcto seedyour 12gooddiscipline and the 13stability of your faith in Christ.
6Therefore as you have received14ChristJesus the Lord, so e15walk in Him,
having been firmly16rooted and now being 17built up in Him and 18establishedfin your faith, just as you 19were instructed, and overflowinggwith gratitude.
820See to it that noonetakes you captivethrough21philosophy and emptydeception, according to the tradition of men, according to the 22elementaryprinciples of the world, hratherthanaccording to Christ.
For in Him all the 23fullness of Deitydwells in bodilyform,
and in Him you have been24madeicomplete, and 25He is the headjover all26rule and authority;