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Colossians 1 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, brother, 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
2 to them that be at Colosse, holy and faithful brethren in Christ Jesus, grace and peace to you of God our Father [grace to you and peace of God our Father] and of 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 do thankings to God, and to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ [and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ], evermore praying for you, 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
4 [we] hearing your faith in Christ Jesus, and the love that ye have to all holy men, 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 that is kept to you in heavens. Which ye heard in the word of 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 that came to you, as also it is in all the world, and maketh fruit, and waxeth, as [it is] in you, from that day in which ye heard 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 As ye learned of Epaphras, our fellow most dear-worthy [our even-servant most dear-worthy], which is a true minister of Jesus Christ for you; 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
8 which also showed to us your loving in Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9 And therefore we from the day in which we heard, cease not to pray for you, and to ask, that ye be filled with the knowing of his will in all wisdom and ghostly 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 walk worthily to God pleasing by all things, and make fruit in all good work, and wax in the science of God, [that ye walk worthily to God pleasing by all things, making fruit in all good work, and waxing in the science 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 and be comforted in all virtue by the might of his clearness [after the might of his clearness], in all patience and long abiding with joy, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully
12 that ye do thankings to God and to the Father, which made you worthy into the part of heritage of holy men in light. [+doing thankings to God the Father, the which made us worthy into the part of heritage of holy men 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 Which delivered us from the power of darknesses [The which delivered us from the power of darkness], and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his loving, 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 again-buying and remission of sins. 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 Which is the image of God invisible, the first begotten of each creature. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 For in him all things be made, in heavens and in earth, visible and invisible, either thrones, either dominations, either princehoods, either powers, all things be made of nought by him, and in 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, and all things be in him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 And he is head of the body of the church; which is the beginning and the first begotten of dead men, that he hold the first dignity in all things [+the which is the beginning, or the first of all, and the first begotten of dead, that he be holding primacy, or the first dignity, in all things]. 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 in him it pleased all plenty to inhabit, 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and by him all things to be reconciled into him, and made peace by the blood of his cross, those things that be in earth's, either that be in heavens [either those things that be in earth's, or that be in heavens]. 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 when ye were sometime aliened, and enemies by wit in evil works, now he hath reconciled you 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 by death, to have you holy, and unwemmed, and without reproof before him. 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 nevertheless ye dwell in the faith, founded, and stable [founded, and stabled], and unmoveable from the hope of the gospel that ye have heard, which is preached in all creature that is 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 and now I have joy in passion for you, and I fill those things that fail of the passions of Christ in my flesh, for his body, that is the church. [the which now I have joy in passions for you, and full-fill those things that fail of the passions of Christ in my flesh, for his body, that 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 Paul am made [a] minister by the dispensation of God, that is given to me in you, that I fill the word of God, [+Of which I Paul am made minister/am made a servant, after the dispensation of God, that is given to me in you, that I 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 the private [the mystery, or private], that was hid from worlds and generations. But now it is showed to his saints, 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints.
27 to whom God would make known the riches of the glory of this sacrament in heathen men, 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 Whom we show, reproving each man, and teaching each man in all wisdom, that we offer each 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 In which thing also I travail, in striving by the working of him [In which thing and I travail, striving after the working of him], that he worketh in me in virtue. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.