[CO]   COLOSSIANS

» Colossians 1

¶ Colossians 1 v1-2

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Paul, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
by the will of GOD, and Timothy our brother,

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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 v3-8

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We give thanks to GOD
and the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST,
praying always for you,

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Since we heard

 ‘Of your faith in CHRIST JESUS,
and of the love which ye have to all the Saints’,

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For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven,
whereof ye heard before in the word
of the truth of the Gospel;

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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:

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As ye also learned of Epaphras
our dear fellow-servant,
who is for you a faithful minister of CHRIST;

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Who also declared unto us your love in the SPIRIT.

¶ Colossians 1 v9-23

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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;

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That ye might walk worthy of the LORD
unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of GOD;

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Strengthened with all might,
according to HIS glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

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Giving thanks unto the FATHER,
WHICH hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the Saints in light:

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WHO hath delivered us from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us into

The kingdom of HIS dear SON:

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In WHOM we have redemption through HIS blood,
even the forgiveness of sins:

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WHO is the image of the invisible GOD,
the FIRSTBORN of every creature:

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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:

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And HE is before all things,
and by HIM all things consist.

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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.

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For it pleased the FATHER
that in HIM should all fullness dwell;

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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’.

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And you, that were once alienated
and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
yet now hath HE reconciled

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In the body of HIS flesh through death,
to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in HIS sight:

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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;

¶ Colossians 1 v24-29

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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,

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Whereof I am made a minister,
according to the dispensation of GOD
which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of GOD;

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Even the mystery which hath been hid
from ages and from generations,
but now is made manifest to HIS Saints:

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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:

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WHOM we preach, warning every man,
and teaching every man in all wisdom,
that we may present every man perfect
in CHRIST JESUS:

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Whereunto I also labor,
striving according to HIS working,
which worketh in me mightily.

» Colossians 2

¶ Colossians 2 v1-5

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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;

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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;

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In WHOM are hid all the treasures
of wisdom and knowledge.

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And this I say, lest any man should beguile you
with enticing words.

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For though I be absent in the flesh,
yet am I with you in the spirit,
joying and beholding your order,
and the steadfastness of your faith in CHRIST.

¶ Colossians 2 v6-15

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As ye have therefore received CHRIST JESUS
the LORD, so walk ye in HIM:

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Rooted and built up in HIM,
and established in the faith, as ye have been taught,
abounding therein with thanksgiving.

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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.

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For in HIM dwelleth
all the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily.

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And ye are complete in HIM,
WHICH is the HEAD of all principality and power:

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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:

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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.

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And you, being dead in your sins
and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath HE quickened together with HIM,
having forgiven you all trespasses;

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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;

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And having spoiled principalities and powers,
HE made a show of them openly,
triumphing over them in it.

¶ Colossians 2 v16-19

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Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink,
or in respect of an holy day,
or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:

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Which are a shadow of things to come;
but the body is of CHRIST.

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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,

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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.

¶ Colossians 2 v20-23

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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,

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(Touch not; taste not; handle not;

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Which all are to perish with the using;)
after the commandments and doctrines of men?

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Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in
will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body;
not in any honor to the satisfying of the flesh.

» Colossians 3

¶ Colossians 3 v1-4

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If ye then be risen with CHRIST,
seek those things which are above,
where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of GOD.

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Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth.

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For ye are dead,
and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD.

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When CHRIST, WHO is our life, shall appear,
then shall ye also appear with HIM in glory.

¶ Colossians 3 v5-11

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Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection,
evil cupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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For which things' sake the wrath of GOD cometh
on the children of disobedience:

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In the which ye also walked some time,
when ye lived in them.

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But now ye also put off all these;
anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy communication out of your mouth.

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Lie not one to another,
seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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And have put on the new man,
that is renewed in knowledge
after the image of HIM THAT created him:

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Where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian,
bond nor free: but CHRIST is all, and in all.

¶ Colossians 3 v12-17

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Put on therefore, as the elect of GOD,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

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Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as CHRIST forgave you, so also do ye.

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And above all these things put on charity,
which is the bond of perfectness.

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And let the peace of GOD rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.

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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.

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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.

¶ Colossians 3 v18-25

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Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands,
as it is fit in the LORD.

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Husbands, love your wives,
and be not bitter against them.

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Children, obey your parents in all things:
for this is well pleasing unto the LORD.

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Fathers, provoke not your children to anger,
lest they be discouraged.

{ heart }   [CO] 3v22

Servants, obey in all things your masters
according to the flesh;
not with eye service, as men pleasers;
but in singleness of heart, fearing GOD:

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And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
as to the LORD, and not unto men;

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Knowing that of the LORD ye shall receive
the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the LORD CHRIST.

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But he that doeth wrong
shall receive for the wrong which he hath done,
and there is no respect of persons.

» Colossians 4

¶ Colossians 4 v1

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Masters, give unto your servants
that which is just and equal,
knowing that ye also have a MASTER in heaven.

¶ Colossians 4 v2-4

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Continue in prayer,
and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

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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:

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That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

¶ Colossians 4 v5-6

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Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time.

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Let your speech be alway with grace,
seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

¶ Colossians 4 v7-9

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All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you,
who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister
and fellow-servant in the LORD,

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Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose,
that he might know your estate,
and comfort your hearts;

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With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother,
who is one of you. They shall make known unto you
all things which are done here.

¶ Colossians 4 v10-17

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Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you,
and Mark, sister's son to Barnabas,
(touching whom ye received commandments:
if he come unto you, receive him;)

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And Jesus which is called

 ‘Justus,’ 

Who are of the circumcision.
These only are my fellow-workers unto

The kingdom of GOD,

Which have been a comfort unto me.

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Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of CHRIST,
saluteth you,
always laboring fervently for you in prayers,
that ye may stand perfect and complete
in all the will of GOD.

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For I bear him record,
that he hath a great zeal for you,
and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

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Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

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Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea,
and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

{ heart }   [CO] 4v16

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.

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And say to Archippus,

 ‘Take heed to the ministry
which thou hast received in the LORD,
that thou fulfill it’.

¶ Colossians 4 v18

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The salutation by the hand of me Paul.
Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.
Amen.


(Written from Rome to Colossians
by Tychicus and Onesimus.)