Colossians 1:6; Colossians 1:8-9; Colossians 1:18; Colossians 1:29; Colossians 2:5; Colossians 2:8; Colossians 2:11-12; Colossians 2:16; Colossians 3:4; Colossians 3:7-8; Colossians 3:13; Colossians 3:15; Colossians 3:23; Colossians 4:1; Colossians 4:3; Colossians 4:16
which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth;
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
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.
Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day-
When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them.
But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
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,
Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.
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;
When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.