Etheridge(i) 1 PAULOS, an apostle of Jeshu the Meshiha by the will of Aloha, and the brother Timotheos, 2 to those who are in Kulosos, the holy brethren and believers in Jeshu Meshiha: peace be with you, and grace from Aloha our Father. 3 We give thanks to Aloha the Father of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha in all time, and pray on your behalf, 4 even from our hearing of your faith in Jeshu Meshiha, and of your love to all the saints; 5 for the hope which is kept for you in heaven, which at the first you heard through the word of the truth of the gospel, 6 which is preached to you, as also to all the world, and increaseth and giveth fruits, as also in you from the day that you heard, and knew the grace of Aloha in truth, 7 as you learned from Epaphra our beloved companion, who is himself for you a faithful minister of the Meshiha, 8 and who hath made known to us your love, which is in the Spirit. 9 ON account of this also we, from the day that we heard, have not ceased to pray for you, and to supplicate that you may be filled with the knowledge of the will of Aloha in all wisdom and in all spiritual understanding, 10 and may walk according to that which is just, and may please Aloha in all good works, and may yield fruit, and increase in the knowledge of Aloha; 11 and in all power be empowered according to the greatness of his glory in all patience and prolongedness of spirit: 12 and with joy may give thanks to Aloha the Father, who hath fitted us for a portion [Or, made us adequate to a portion.] of the inheritance of the saints in light, 13 and hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and brought us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption and the forgiveness of sins: 15 who is the image of Aloha the unseen,[Or, Aloha who is not seen.] and the first-born of all the creatures. 16 And by him was every thing created that is in heaven and in earth; all that is seen, and all that is unseen, whether thrones or dominions, or princes or powers; all things by his hand and through him were created; 17 and he is before all, and every thing by him subsisteth. 18 And he is the head of the body of the church, (he) who is the chief and first-born from among the dead, that he should be preeminent in all. 19 For in him (the Father) hath willed all fulness to dwell; 20 and by him to reconcile all things to himself, and to make peace through the blood of his cross, (even) by him, whether they be inhabitants in earth or in heaven. 21 YOU also, who before were aliens and adversaries in your minds by your evil works, 22 hath he reconciled now in the body of his flesh and through his death, to constitute you saints before him without spot and without blame; 23 if you continue in your faith, your foundation being firm, and be not moved from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, and which is proclaimed to every creature who is under heaven, of which I, Paulos, am made a minister. 24 I rejoice in the sufferings which are on your account, and fulfil the void of the afflictions of the Meshiha in my flesh for the sake of his body, which is the church; 25 of which I am made a minister according to the dispensation of Aloha, which was given to me for you, to accomplish the word of Aloha; 26 that mystery which was hidden from ages and generations, but now hath been revealed unto his saints. 27 To whom Aloha hath willed to make known what is the opulence of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is, The Meshiha, who in you (is) the hope of glory; 28 whom we proclaim, and (concerning whom) we teach and inform every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Jeshu Meshiha; 29 for which also I labour and contend, according to the help of the power which is given to me.