Colossians 1:6-16 NAS

6 which has come to you, just as a1in all the world also it is constantly bearing 2fruit and bincreasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you 3heard of it and cunderstood 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 4Epaphras, our 5beloved 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 6love in the Spirit.

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      9 For this reason also, 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 all spiritual 10wisdom and understanding,

      References for Colossians 1:9

        • k 1:9 - Or "real knowledge"
          10 so that you will 11walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, e12to please Him in all respects, 13bearing fruit in every good work and fincreasing in the gknowledge 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 14strengthened with all power, according to hHis glorious might, ifor the attaining of all steadfastness and jpatience; 15joyously

              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"
                  12 giving thanks to 16the Father, who has qualified us kto share in 17the inheritance of the lsaints in 18Light.

                  References for Colossians 1:12

                    • r 1:12 - Lit "unto the portion of"
                    • s 1:12 - Or "holy ones"

                      The Incomparable Christ

                      13 mFor He rescued us from the n19domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of o20His beloved Son,

                      References for Colossians 1:13

                        • t 1:13 - Lit "Who rescued"
                        • u 1:13 - Lit "authority"
                        • v 1:13 - Lit "the Son of His love"
                          14 21in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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                          15 pHe is the 22image of the 23invisible God, the 24firstborn of all creation.

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                          16 For q25by Him all things were created, 26both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether 27thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -28all things have been created through Him and for Him.

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