Colossians 1:9-14 NIV

9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you,1 we have not stopped praying for you2 and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will3 through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.4

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      10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy5 of the Lord and may please him6 in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,7

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          11 being strengthened with all power8 according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,9 and joyfully

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          12 giving thanks to the Father,10 who has qualified youa to share in the inheritance11 of the saints in the kingdom of light.12

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            • d 1:12 - Some manuscripts "us"
              13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness13 and brought us into the kingdom14 of the Son he loves,15

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              14 in whom we have redemption,b16 the forgiveness of sins.17

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                • e 1:14 - A few late manuscripts "redemption through his blood"