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1:1  Paul, an Apostle of Yeshua The Messiah by the will of God, and brother Timotheus,
1:2  To those who are in Colossus, holy brethren and believers in Yeshua The Messiah: Peace with you and grace from God Our Father.
1:3  We always thank God, The Father of our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, and we pray for you,
1:4  Behold, from the time we heard of your faith in Yeshua The Messiah and your love for all The Holy Ones,
1:5  Because of the hope which is kept for you in Heaven, that which from the first you had heard in the word of the truth of The Gospel,
1:6  That which was preached to you, as also to the whole world, and grows and yields fruit, just as also in you from the day when you heard and were taught the grace of God in the truth,
1:7  According to what you learned from Epaphra our beloved companion, who is a trustworthy Minister for you of The Messiah.
1:8  And he has made known to us your love, which is in The Spirit.
1:9  Due to this also, we, from the day when we heard, do not cease to pray for you and to request that you be filled with the knowledge of the pleasure of God in all wisdom and in all spiritual understanding,
1:10  That you would walk according to what is right, and that you may please God in all good works and yield fruit, and increase in the knowledge of God,
1:11  And that you would be empowered with all strength according to the majesty of his glory with all patience, endurance and joy.
1:12  I thank God The Father, who made us worthy for a part of the inheritance of the Saints in the light;
1:13  And he has saved us from the power of darkness and brought us into The Kingdom of his Beloved Son;
1:14  He in whom we have salvation and the forgiveness of sins;
1:15  He who is the image of The Unseen God and is The Firstborn of all creation.
1:16  By him was everything created which is in Heaven and in The Earth: everything that is seen and everything that is unseen, whether Thrones or Dominions or Principalities or Rulers; everything has been created by his hand and in him.
1:17  And he is The One who is before all, and all things exist by him.
1:18  And he is The Head of the body which is the church, for he is The Head and The Firstborn from among the dead, that he would be Preeminent in everything,
1:19  For in him All Fullness is pleased to dwell,
1:20  And to reconcile all things by him to Itself, and by him It made peace by the blood of his crucifixion, whether of things that are in Earth or that are in Heaven.
1:21  Even you from the first were aliens and enemies in your minds because of your evil works, and now he has given you peace,
1:22  By the body of his flesh and in his death, to establish you before him as Holy Ones without blemish and without an indictment,
1:23  If you continue in your faith while your foundation is true, and you are not moved from the hope of The Gospel which you heard, which has been preached in all creation under Heaven, that of which I, Paulus, have become a Minister.
1:24  And I rejoice in the sufferings that are for your sake and I fill up the want of sufferings of The Messiah in my flesh for the sake of his body, which is the church,
1:25  Of which I am a Minister, according to the administration of God which is given to me among you, that I would fulfill the word of God,
1:26  That mystery which was hidden from the world and from generations but now has been revealed to his Holy Ones,
1:27  Those to whom God has chosen to make known what is the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is The Messiah, who is in you, the hope of our glory,
1:28  Him whom we preach; and we teach and we educate every person in all wisdom, to confirm every person as perfected in Yeshua The Messiah;
1:29  For in this I also labor and fight with the help of the power that is given to me.