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1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: (Add To My Scripture Library)

1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God. (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:21 (Touch not; taste not; handle not; (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? (Add To My Scripture Library)

2:23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body: not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. (Add To My Scripture Library)

3:25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:1 Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. (Add To My Scripture Library)

4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. (Add To My Scripture Library)

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