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1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother, 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
2 to the saints in Colossae, and to the faithful brethren in Christ: Grace to 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 the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, always praying for you, 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
4 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love that [is] to 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 because of the hope that is laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard of before in the word of the truth of the good news, 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 is present to you, as also in all the world, and is bearing fruit, as also in you, from the 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 also learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful ministrant of the Christ, 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
8 who also did declare to us your love in the Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9 Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full 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 to your walking worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, in every good work being fruitful, and increasing to 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 in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering 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 Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the 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 who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate [us] into the reign of the Son of His love, 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 the redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of the sins, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation, 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
16 because in him were the all things created, those in the heavens, and those upon the earth, those visible, and those invisible, whether thrones, whether lordships, whether principalities, whether authorities; all things through him, and for him, have been created, 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 himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
18 And himself is the head of the body -- the assembly -- who is a beginning, a first-born out of the dead, that he might become in all [things] -- himself -- first, 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 because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle, 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,
20 and through him to reconcile the all things to himself -- having made peace through the blood of his cross -- through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the 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 you -- once being alienated, and enemies in the mind, in the evil works, yet now did he reconcile, 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 the death, to present you holy, and unblemished, and unblameable before himself, 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 also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that [is] under the heaven, of which I became -- I Paul -- a ministrant. 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 do fill up the things lacking of the tribulations of the Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the assembly, 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 -- I did become a ministrant according to the dispensation of God, that was given to me for you, to fulfil 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 secret that hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now was manifested 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 did will to make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this secret among the nations -- which is Christ in you, the hope of the 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 proclaim, 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 also I labour, striving according to his working that is working in me in power. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.