9 For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God's a will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
References for Colossians 1:9
    • d 1:9 - Gk [his]
      10 so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.
      11 May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully
      12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled b you c to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
      References for Colossians 1:12
        • e 1:12 - Other ancient authorities read [called]
        • f 1:12 - Other ancient authorities read [us]
          13 He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son,
          14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. d
          References for Colossians 1:14
            • g 1:14 - Other ancient authorities add [through his blood]