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an apostle of Christ Jesus 1 by the will of God, and Timothy 2 our brother,
saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: 4 Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,
since we heard of
your faith in Christ Jesus and of 7 the love that you have for all the saints,
the hope 9 laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in 10 the word of the truth, the gospel,
which has come to you, as indeed
in the whole world it is 12 bearing fruit and growing--as it also does among you, since the day you 13 heard it and understood 14 the grace of God in truth,
just as you learned it from
Epaphras our beloved 16 fellow servant. He is 17 a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf
and has made known to us your
love in the Spirit.
from the day we heard, 20 we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that 21 you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all 22 spiritual wisdom and understanding,
to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, 24 fully pleasing to him, 25 bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for 27 all endurance and patience 28 with joy,
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in 30 the inheritance of the saints in light.
has delivered us from 32 the domain of darkness and transferred us to 33 the kingdom of 34 his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
He is the image of 37 the invisible God, 38 the firstborn of all creation.
For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether 40 thrones or 41 dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created 42 through him and for him.
he is before all things, and in him all things 44 hold together.
he is the head of the body, the church. He is 46 the beginning, 47 the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
in him all the 49 fullness of God was pleased to dwell,
through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, 51 making peace 52 by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, 54 doing evil deeds,
he has now reconciled
in his body of flesh by his death, 56 in order to present you holy and blameless and 57 above reproach before him,
if indeed you continue in the faith, 59 stable and steadfast, not shifting from 60 the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed 61 in all creation under heaven, 62 and of which I, Paul, became a minister.
I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh 64 I am filling up 65 what is lacking in Christ's afflictions 66 for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
of which I became a minister according to 68 the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints.
To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are 71 the riches of the glory of 72 this mystery, which is Christ in you, 73 the hope of glory.
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that
we may present everyone 75 mature in Christ.
I toil, 77 struggling 78 with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.