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 Colossians 1
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The NAS Strong's Version
   Book of Colossians
   Chapter 1
1:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
 
1:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
 
1:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
 
1:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
 
1:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
 
1:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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which has come to you, just as in all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth;
 
1:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
 
1:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.
 
1:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
 
1:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
 
1:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously
 
1:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
 
1:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
 
1:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
 
1:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
 
1:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities --all things have been created through Him and for Him.
 
1:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
 
1:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
 
1:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For it was the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him,
 
1:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
 
1:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,
 
1:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach --
 
1:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
 
1:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
 
1:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,
 
1:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints,
 
1:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
 
1:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
 
1:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.
 
 

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