Colossians 1:3-8 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 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 that 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 laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the 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. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. 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 This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ 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 made known to us your love in the Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.