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; 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; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. King James Version; Colossians 1 Colossians 1. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother. Bible Language English. 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints. King James Version (KJV). All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on other accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of which Christ first drank deeply. (1-8) Prays for their fruitfulness in spiritual knowledge. 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 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; 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: 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; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 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: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. Colossians 1:26-27 King James Version (KJV). Col 1:1 ¶ Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, : Col 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. But wherefore? It was treasured up for them, no enemy could deprive them of it. We must be faithful to death, through all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Christ died for us. Worldly love arises, either from views of interest or from likeness in manners; carnal love, from the appetite for pleasure. Colossians 1 King James Version << Philippians 4 | Colossians 1 | Colossians 2 >> Salutation. Colossians 1:1 KJV. 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and … The Colossians are cautioned against the devices of judaizing teachers, and also against the notions of carnal wisdom, and human inventions and traditions, as not consistent with full reliance on Christ. Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge. Text: Colossians 1, 3-14. 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; 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: 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. Sign up here! 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 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. 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For … Colossians 1. In praying for spiritual strength, we are not straitened, or confined in the promises, and should not be so in our hopes and desires. 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. This epistle was sent because of some difficulties which arose among the Colossians, probably from false teachers, in consequence of which they sent to the apostle. 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 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; 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: 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; 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 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: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. 4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints. 1. Amidst all their trials they gave thanks to the Father of our Lord Jesus, whose special grace fitted them to partake of the inheritance provided for the saints. 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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: 17And he is before … (15-23) And sets out his own character, as the apostle of the Gentiles. Cancel. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 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. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. Colossians 1:8 Context. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, … To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, … With most popular verse and related links. And all who hear the word of the gospel, ought to bring forth the fruit of the gospel, obey it, and have their principles and lives formed according to it. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 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. KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. Surely then we shall deem it a favour to be delivered from Satan's kingdom and brought into that of Christ, knowing that all trials will soon end, and that every believer will be found among those who come out of great tribulation.15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Colossians 1:10 KJV - That ye might walk worthy of the Lord - Bible Gateway. 3 # 1 Cor. Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge. Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you. King James Version 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 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. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. 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. Faith, hope, and love, are the three principal graces in the Christian life, and proper matter for prayer and thanksgiving. To bring about this change, those were made willing subjects of Christ, who were slaves of Satan. That we should still live in sin? Colossians 1 ; COL 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, COL 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. Reconciled in Christ. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriously inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warrant our assured hope of his glory. Colosse: The Town and the Church Search Tools. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. All who are designed for heaven hereafter, are prepared for heaven now. 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: 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; 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; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 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: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 1:3 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 # Eph. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. 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; 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: 7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him … ( B) and faithful brethren in Christ who are in Colosse: ( C) Grace to you and peace from God our Father [ a]and the Lord Jesus … He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity Prayer and Spiritual Knowledge. The scope of the epistle is to show, that all hope of man's redemption is founded on Christ, in whom alone are all complete fulness, perfections, and sufficiency. 1:15 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of # (Heb. To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, … Colossians 1:15 Context. Let us be thankful that God has made known to us mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riches of his glory among us. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. (9-14) Gives a glorious view of Christ. Good words will not do without good works. Colossians 1:27 King James Version (KJV). (24-29)1-8 All true Christians are brethren one to another. Reconciled in Christ. 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 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: But Christian love arises from the Holy Spirit, and is full of holiness.9-14 The apostle was constant in prayer, that the believers might be filled with the knowledge of God's will, in all wisdom. 1:16; Phil. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 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. The grace of God in the hearts of believers is the power of God; and there is glory in this power. Version. He who undertakes to give strength to his people, is a God of power, and of glorious power. Colossians should be dated c. a.d. 60, in the same year as Ephesians and Philemon. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother. 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. 9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire … All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. The blessed Spirit is the author of this. A Christian may be said to fill up that which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross, and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 1 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, … Colossians 1:2 (KJV) Square Portrait Landscape 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. an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints. The more we fix our hopes on the reward in the other world, the more free shall we be in doing good with our earthly treasure. Colossians 1 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 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. NIV 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, NIV 2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. In the first two chapters the apostle tells them what they must believe, and in the two last what they must do; the doctrine of faith, and the precepts of life for salvation.The apostle Paul salutes the Colossians, and blesses God for their faith, love, and hope. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother. The special use of this strength was for sufferings. 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.24-29 Both the sufferings of the Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings. Colossians 1 King James Version (KJV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 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. Colossians 1. 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