Parallel Bible results for Colossians 1

The Darby Translation

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Colossians 1

DBY 1 Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus, by God's will, and Timotheus the brother, NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, DBY 2 to the holy and faithful brethren in Christ which [are] in Colosse. Grace to you and peace from God our Father [and Lord Jesus Christ]. NIV 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. DBY 3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ continually [when] praying for you, NIV 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, DBY 4 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and the love which ye have towards all the saints, NIV 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints-- DBY 5 on account of the hope which [is] laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings, NIV 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 DBY 6 which are come to you, as [they are] in all the world, [and] are bearing fruit and growing, even as also among you, from the day ye heard [them] and knew indeed the grace of God, in truth: NIV 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. DBY 7 even as ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellow-bondman, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you, NIV 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, DBY 8 who has also manifested to us your love in [the] Spirit. NIV 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. DBY 9 For this reason *we* also, from the day we heard [of your faith and love], do not cease praying and asking for you, to the end that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, NIV 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. DBY 10 [so as] to walk worthily of the Lord unto all well-pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and growing by the true knowledge of God; NIV 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, DBY 11 strengthened with all power according to the might of his glory unto all endurance and longsuffering with joy; NIV 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully DBY 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for sharing the portion of the saints in light, NIV 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. DBY 13 who has delivered us from the authority of darkness, and translated [us] into the kingdom of the Son of his love: NIV 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, DBY 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins; NIV 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. DBY 15 who is image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation; NIV 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. DBY 16 because by him were created all things, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities: all things have been created by him and for him. NIV 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. DBY 17 And *he* is before all, and all things subsist together by him. NIV 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. DBY 18 And *he* is the head of the body, the assembly; who is [the] beginning, firstborn from among the dead, that *he* might have the first place in all things: NIV 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. DBY 19 for in him all the fulness [of the Godhead] was pleased to dwell, NIV 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, DBY 20 and by him to reconcile all things to itself, having made peace by the blood of his cross -- by him, whether the things on the earth or the things in the heavens. NIV 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. DBY 21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in mind by wicked works, yet now has it reconciled NIV 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. DBY 22 in the body of his flesh through death; to present you holy and unblamable and irreproachable before it, NIV 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-- DBY 23 if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which [is] under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister. NIV 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. DBY 24 Now, I rejoice in sufferings for you, and I fill up that which is behind of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh, for his body, which is the assembly; NIV 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. DBY 25 of which *I* became minister, according to the dispensation of God which [is] given me towards you to complete the word of God, NIV 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-- DBY 26 the mystery which [has been] hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been made manifest to his saints; NIV 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. DBY 27 to whom God would make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you the hope of glory: NIV 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. DBY 28 whom *we* announce, admonishing every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, to the end that we may present every man perfect in Christ. NIV 28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. DBY 29 Whereunto also I toil, combating according to his working, which works in me in power. NIV 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.