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Colossians 1 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ, who are at Colossae: Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which ye have for all the saints, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints--
5 for the hope which is laid up for you in Heaven, of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel, 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel
6 which has come unto you, as it has in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you since the day ye heard of it and knew the grace of God in truth. 6 that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth.
7 Ye also learned of it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ, 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
8 who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
10 that ye might walk worthy of the Lord, in all pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
11 strengthened with all might according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
12 giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.
13 He hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,
14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 For by Him were all things created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 And He is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell, 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself -- by Him, I say, whether they be things on earth or things in heaven. 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
21 And you, who were once alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, even now hath He reconciled 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.
22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblamable and unreprovable in His sight, 22 But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation--
23 if ye continue grounded and settled in the faith, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard and which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, am made a minister. 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
24 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for His body's sake, which is the church, 24 Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
25 of which I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given to me for you, to fulfill the Word of God-- 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--
26 even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints. 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.
27 To them God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus, 28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
29 for which I also labor, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.