Colossians 1:1-11 NAS

Thankfulness for Spiritual Attainments

1 1Paul, 2an apostle of Jesus Christ a3by the will of God, and 4Timothy bour brother,

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    • a 1:1 - Lit "through"
    • b 1:1 - Lit "the"
      2 To the c5saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: 6Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

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        • c 1:2 - Or "holy ones"
          3 7We give thanks to God, 8the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

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          4 9since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the 10love which you have dfor 11all the esaints;

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            • d 1:4 - Or "toward"
            • e 1:4 - Or "holy ones"
              5 because of the 12hope 13laid up for you in fheaven, of which you previously 14heard in the word of truth, gthe gospel

              References for Colossians 1:5

                • f 1:5 - Lit "the heavens"
                • g 1:5 - Or "of the gospel"
                  6 which has come to you, just as h15in all the world also it is constantly bearing 16fruit and iincreasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you 17heard of it and junderstood the grace of God in truth;

                  References for Colossians 1:6

                    • h 1:6 - Or "it is in the world"
                    • i 1:6 - Or "spreading abroad"
                    • j 1:6 - Or "came really to know"
                      7 just as you learned it from 18Epaphras, our 19beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,

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                      8 and he also informed us of your 20love in the Spirit.

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                      9 For this reason also, 21since the day we heard of it, 22we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the k23knowledge of His will in all spiritual 24wisdom and understanding,

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                        • k 1:9 - Or "real knowledge"
                          10 so that you will 25walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, l26to please Him in all respects, 27bearing fruit in every good work and mincreasing in the nknowledge of God;

                          References for Colossians 1:10

                            • l 1:10 - Lit "unto all pleasing"
                            • m 1:10 - Or "growing by the knowledge"
                            • n 1:10 - Or "real knowledge"
                              11 28strengthened with all power, according to oHis glorious might, pfor the attaining of all steadfastness and qpatience; 29joyously

                              References for Colossians 1:11

                                • o 1:11 - Lit "the might of His glory"
                                • p 1:11 - Lit "unto all"
                                • q 1:11 - Or "patience with joy"