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

 
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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 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which 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. Of this you have heard 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 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing--so among yourselves, from the day you heard and understood 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 you learned it from Ep'aphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit. 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.