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katapi HOME Colossians 1:1-8 - Salutation  Col.1.1-2 summer 58ce (Colossae)

1 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

1 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ at Colos'sae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
- Paul Thanks God for the Colossians.  Col.1.3-14

1 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 1 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you have for all the saints, 1 5 because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel 1 6 which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing - so among yourselves, from the day you heard and understood the grace of God in truth, 1 7 as you learned it from Ep'aphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on our Other ancient authorities read: your behalf 1 8 and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

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