Colossians   chapter 1

   1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of
  God, and Timotheus our brother,
   2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ
  which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace,
  from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
   3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord
  Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
   4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and
  of the love which ye have to all the saints,
   5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven,
  whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of
  the gospel;
   6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world;
  and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you,
  since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of
  God in truth:
   7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear
  fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of
   8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
   9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it,
  do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye
  might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all
  wisdom and spiritual understanding;
  10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all
  pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and
  increasing in the knowledge of God;
  11 Strengthened with all might, according to his
  glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering
  with joyfulness;
  12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us
  meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints
  in light:
  13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
  and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear
  14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even
  the forgiveness of sins:
  15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the
  firstborn of every creature:
  16 For by him were all things created, that are in
  heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
  whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
  principalities, or powers: all things were created by
  him, and for him:
  17 And he is before all things, and by him all things
  18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is
  the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in
  all things he might have the preeminence.
  19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all
  fulness dwell;
  20 And, having made peace through the blood of his
  cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself;
  by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or
  things in heaven.
  21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies
  in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he
  22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present
  you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his
  23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled,
  and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel,
  which ye have heard, and which was preached to every
  creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am
  made a minister;
  24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill
  up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ
  in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
  25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the
  dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to
  fulfil the word of God;
  26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and
  from generations, but now is made manifest to his
  27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of
  the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which
  is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
  28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching
  every man in all wisdom; that we may present every
  man perfect in Christ Jesus:
  29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his
  working, which worketh in me mightily. Colossian chapter 2


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