1 G3972 Paul G652 , an apostle G2424 of Jesus G5547 Christ G1223 by G2307 the will G2316 of God G2532 , and G5095 Timotheus G80 our brother,
2 G40 To the saints G2532 and G4103 faithful G80 brethren G1722 in G5547 Christ G1722 which are at G2857 Colosse G5485 : Grace G5213 be unto you G2532 , and G1515 peace G575 , from G2316 God G2257 our G3962 Father G2532 and G2962 the Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ.
3 G2168 We give thanks [G5719] G2316 to God G2532 and G3962 the Father G2257 of our G2962 Lord G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ G4336 , praying [G5740] G3842 always G4012 for G5216 you,
4 G191 Since we heard [G5660] G5216 of your G4102 faith G1722 in G5547 Christ G2424 Jesus G2532 , and G26 of the love G3588 which G1519 ye have to G3956 all G40 the saints,
5 G1223 For G1680 the hope G3588 which G606 is laid up [G5740] G5213 for you G1722 in G3772 heaven G3739 , whereof G4257 ye heard before [G5656] G1722 in G3056 the word G225 of the truth G2098 of the gospel;
6 G3588 Which G3918 is come [G5752] G1519 unto G5209 you G2531 , as G2532 G1722 it is in G3956 all G2889 the world G2532 ; and G2076 bringeth forth fruit [G5748] G2592 [G5734] G2531 , as G2532 it doth also G1722 in G5213 you G575 , since G3739 the G2250 day G191 ye heard [G5656] G2532 of it, and G1921 knew [G5627] G5485 the grace G2316 of God G1722 in G225 truth:
7 G2531 As G3129 ye G2532 also G3129 learned [G5627] G575 of G1889 Epaphras G2257 our G27 dear G4889 fellowservant G3739 , who G2076 is [G5748] G5228 for G5216 you G4103 a faithful G1249 minister G5547 of Christ;
8 G3588 Who G2532 also G1213 declared [G5660] G2254 unto us G5216 your G26 love G1722 in G4151 the Spirit.
9 G1223 For G5124 this cause G2249 we G2532 also G575 , since G3739 the G2250 day G191 we heard [G5656] G3973 it, do G3756 not G3973 cease [G5731] G4336 to pray [G5740] G5228 for G5216 you G2532 , and G154 to desire [G5734] G2443 that G4137 ye might be filled [G5686] G1922 with the knowledge G846 of his G2307 will G1722 in G3956 all G4678 wisdom G2532 and G4152 spiritual G4907 understanding;
10 G5209 That ye G4043 might walk [G5658] G516 worthy G2962 of the Lord G1519 unto G3956 all G699 pleasing G2592 , being fruitful [G5723] G1722 in G3956 every G18 good G2041 work G2532 , and G837 increasing [G5746] G1519 in G1922 the knowledge G2316 of God;
11 G1412 Strengthened [G5746] G1722 with G3956 all G1411 might G2596 , according to G846 his G1391 glorious G2904 power G1519 , unto G3956 all G5281 patience G2532 and G3115 longsuffering G3326 with G5479 joyfulness;
12 G2168 Giving thanks [G5723] G3962 unto the Father G3588 , which G2427 hath made G2248 us G2427 meet [G5660] G1519 to G3310 be partakers G2819 of the inheritance G40 of the saints G1722 in G5457 light:
13 G3739 Who G4506 hath delivered [G5673] G2248 us G1537 from G1849 the power G4655 of darkness G2532 , and G3179 hath translated [G5656] G1519 us into G932 the kingdom G846 of his G26 dear G5207 Son:
14 G1722 In G3739 whom G2192 we have [G5719] G629 redemption G1223 through G846 his G129 blood G859 , even the forgiveness G266 of sins:
15 G3739 Who G2076 is [G5748] G1504 the image G517 of the invisible G2316 God G4416 , the firstborn G3956 of every G2937 creature:
16 G3754 For G1722 by G846 him G2936 were G3956 all things G2936 created [G5681] G1722 , that are in G3772 heaven G2532 , and G1909 that are in G1093 earth G3707 , visible G2532 and G517 invisible G1535 , whether G2362 they be thrones G1535 , or G2963 dominions G1535 , or G746 principalities G1535 , or G1849 powers G3956 : all things G2936 were created [G5769] G1223 by G846 him G2532 , and G1519 for G846 him:
17 G2532 And G846 he G2076 is [G5748] G4253 before G3956 all things G2532 , and G1722 by G846 him G3956 all things G4921 consist [G5758] .
18 G2532 And G846 he G2076 is [G5748] G2776 the head G4983 of the body G1577 , the church G3739 : who G2076 is [G5748] G746 the beginning G4416 , the firstborn G1537 from G3498 the dead G2443 ; that G1722 in G3956 all G846 things he G1096 might have [G5638] G4409 the preeminence [G5723] .
19 G2106 For it pleased [G5656] G3754 the Father that G1722 in G846 him G2730 should G3956 all G4138 fulness G2730 dwell [G5658] ;
20 G2532 And G1517 , having made peace [G5660] G1223 through G129 the blood G846 of his G4716 cross G1223 , by G846 him G604 to reconcile [G5658] G3956 all things G1519 unto G846 himself G1223 ; by G846 him G1535 , I say, whether G1909 they be things in G1093 earth G1535 , or G1722 things in G3772 heaven.
21 G2532 And G5209 you G5607 , that were [G5752] G4218 sometime G526 alienated [G5772] G2532 and G2190 enemies G1271 in your mind G1722 by G4190 wicked G2041 works G1161 , yet G3570 now G604 hath he reconciled [G5656]
22 G1722 In G4983 the body G846 of his G4561 flesh G1223 through G2288 death G3936 , to present [G5658] G5209 you G40 holy G2532 and G299 unblameable G2532 and G410 unreproveable G846 in his G2714 sight:
23 G1489 If G1961 ye continue [G5719] G4102 in the faith G2311 grounded [G5772] G2532 and G1476 settled G2532 , and G3361 be not G3334 moved away [G5746] G575 from G1680 the hope G2098 of the gospel G3739 , which G191 ye have heard [G5656] G3588 , and which G2784 was preached [G5685] G1722 to G3956 every G2937 creature G5259 which is under G3772 heaven G3739 ; whereof G1473 I G3972 Paul G1096 am made [G5633] G1249 a minister;
24 G3739 Who G3568 now G5463 rejoice [G5719] G1722 in G3450 my G3804 sufferings G5228 for G5216 you G2532 , and G466 fill up [G5719] G5303 that which is behind G2347 of the afflictions G5547 of Christ G1722 in G3450 my G4561 flesh G5228 for G846 his G4983 body's G5228 sake G3603 , which is [G5748] G1577 the church:
25 G3739 Whereof G1473 I G1096 am made [G5633] G1249 a minister G2596 , according to G3622 the dispensation G2316 of God G3588 which G1325 is given [G5685] G3427 to me G1519 for G5209 you G4137 , to fulfil [G5658] G3056 the word G2316 of God;
26 G3466 Even the mystery G3588 which G613 hath been hid [G5772] G575 from G165 ages G2532 and G575 from G1074 generations G1161 , but G3570 now G5319 is made manifest [G5681] G846 to his G40 saints:
27 G3739 To whom G2316 God G2309 would [G5656] G1107 make known [G5658] G5101 what G4149 is the riches G1391 of the glory G5127 of this G3466 mystery G1722 among G1484 the Gentiles G3739 ; which G2076 is [G5748] G5547 Christ G1722 in G5213 you G1680 , the hope G1391 of glory:
28 G3739 Whom G2249 we G2605 preach [G5719] G3560 , warning [G5723] G3956 every G444 man G2532 , and G1321 teaching [G5723] G3956 every G444 man G1722 in G3956 all G4678 wisdom G2443 ; that G3936 we may present [G5661] G3956 every G444 man G5046 perfect G1722 in G5547 Christ G2424 Jesus: