Colossians 1:24-29 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of 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 became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 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 mystery hidden for ages and generations but now 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 chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, 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 proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man mature in Christ. 28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
29 For this I toil, striving with all the energy which he mightily inspires within me. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.