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Colossians 1 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Col 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ fnby the will of God, and Timothy fnour brother,

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Col 1:2

To the fnsaints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

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Col 1:3

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

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Col 1:4

since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have fnfor all the fnsaints;

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Col 1:5

because of the hope laid up for you in fnheaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, fnthe gospel

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Col 1:6

which has come to you, just as fnin all the world also it is constantly bearing fruit and fnincreasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you heard of it and fnunderstood the grace of God in truth;

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Col 1:7

just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,

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Col 1:8

and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.

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Col 1:9

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 fnknowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

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Col 1:10

so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fnto please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and fnincreasing in the fnknowledge of God;

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strengthened with all power, according to fnHis glorious might, fnfor the attaining of all steadfastness and fnpatience; joyously

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giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us fnto share in the inheritance of the fnsaints in Light.

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Col 1:13

fnFor He rescued us from the fndomain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of fnHis beloved Son,

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Col 1:14

in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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fnHe is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.

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For fnby 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.

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He fnis before all things, and in Him all things fnhold together.

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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.

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For fnit was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fnfullness to dwell in Him,

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Col 1:20

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 fnheaven.

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Col 1:21

And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds,

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Col 1:22

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—

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Col 1:23

if indeed you continue in fnthe 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, fnwas made a fnminister.

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Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I fndo my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking fnin Christ’s afflictions.

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Col 1:25

Of this church I fnwas made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fnfully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

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Col 1:26

that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His fnsaints,

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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.

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Col 1:28

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man fnwith all wisdom, so that we may present every man fncomplete in Christ.

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Col 1:29

For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His fnpower, which fnmightily works within me.
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NASB Footnotes

Literally: through
Literally: the
Or, holy ones
Or, toward
Or, holy ones
Literally: the heavens
Or, of the gospel
Or, it is in the world
Or, spreading abroad
Or, came really to know
Or, real knowledge
Literally: unto all pleasing
Or, growing by the knowledge
Or, real knowledge
Literally: the might of His glory
Literally: unto all
Or, patience with joy
Literally: unto the portion of
Or, holy ones
Literally: Who rescued
Literally: authority
Literally: the Son of His love
Literally: Who is
Or, in
Or, has existed prior to
Or, endure
Or, all the fullness was pleased to dwell
I.e. fullness of deity
Literally: the heavens
Or, in faith
Literally: became
Or, servant
Or, representatively...fill up
Literally: of
Literally: became
Literally: make full the word of God
Or, holy ones
Literally: in
Or, perfect
Literally: working
Literally: in power

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