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Colossians 1 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:2 - To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ that are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:3 - We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:4 - having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have toward all the saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:5 - because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:6 - which is come unto you; even as it is also in all the world bearing fruit and increasing, as it doth in you also, since the day ye heard and knew the grace of God in truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:7 - even as ye learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow-servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:8 - who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:9 - For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:10 - to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:11 - strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, unto all patience and longsuffering with joy;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:12 - giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light;

The Incomparable Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:13 - who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:14 - in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:15 - who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:16 - for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:17 - and he is before all things, and in him all things consist.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:18 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:19 - For it was the good pleasure of the Father that in him should all the fulness dwell;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:20 - and through him to reconcile all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say, whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:21 - And you, being in time past alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil works,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:22 - yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreproveable before him:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:23 - if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:24 - Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:25 - whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfil the word of God,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:26 - even the mystery which hath been hid for ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:27 - to whom God was pleased 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:
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:28 - whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:29 - whereunto I labor also, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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