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Colossians 1

TNIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, TNIV 2 To God's holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. NIV 2 To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. TNIV 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, NIV 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, TNIV 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all his people-- NIV 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints-- TNIV 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true word of the gospel 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 TNIV 6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world-- just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God's grace. 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. TNIV 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, NIV 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf, TNIV 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. NIV 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit. TNIV 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 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. TNIV 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the 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, TNIV 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, NIV 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully TNIV 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his people in the kingdom of 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. TNIV 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, NIV 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, TNIV 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. NIV 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. TNIV 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. NIV 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. TNIV 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through 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. TNIV 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. NIV 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, NIV 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. NIV 21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. TNIV 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-- 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-- TNIV 23 if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move 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. 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. TNIV 24 Now I rejoice in what I am suffering 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. 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. TNIV 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-- NIV 25 I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness-- TNIV 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord's people. NIV 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. TNIV 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. 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. TNIV 28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. NIV 28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. TNIV 29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. NIV 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.