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Colossians 1:1-14 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will, 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 brothers in Christ in Colossae. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.
3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
4 for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you 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 because of the hope reserved for you in heaven. You have already heard about [this hope] in the message of truth, 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 has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God's grace in the 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 You learned this from Epaphras, our much loved fellow slave. He is a faithful minister of the Messiah on your behalf, 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
8 and he has told us about your love in the Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
9 For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven't stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may 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 so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing [to Him], bearing fruit in every good work and growing 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 May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, 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 has enabled you to share in the saints' inheritance 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 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, 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, the forgiveness of sins. 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.