Colossians 1:4-5; Colossians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Colossians 1:23-24; Colossians 1:27; Colossians 1:29; Colossians 2:3; Colossians 2:12; Colossians 2:14; Colossians 2:17; Colossians 2:19; Colossians 2:22; Colossians 3:6; Colossians 3:14-15; Colossians 3:23; Colossians 3:25; Colossians 4:3; Colossians 4:9-10; Colossians 4:17
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use )-in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here.
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord , that you may fulfill it."