For this reason we also, (A)since the day we heard about it, (B)have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the [a](C)knowledge of His will in all spiritual (D)wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you will (E)walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [b](F)to please Him in all respects, (G)bearing fruit in every good work and [c]increasing in the [d]knowledge of God; 11 (H)strengthened with all power, according to [e]His glorious might, [f]for the attaining of all perseverance and [g]patience; (I)joyously 12 giving thanks to (J)the Father, who has qualified us [h]to share in (K)the inheritance of the [i]saints in (L)light.

The Incomparable Christ

13 [j]For He rescued us from the [k](M)domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of [l](N)His beloved Son, 14 (O)in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:9 Or real knowledge
  2. Colossians 1:10 Lit unto all pleasing
  3. Colossians 1:10 Or growing by the knowledge
  4. Colossians 1:10 Or real knowledge
  5. Colossians 1:11 Lit the might of His glory
  6. Colossians 1:11 Lit unto all
  7. Colossians 1:11 Or patience with joy
  8. Colossians 1:12 Lit unto the portion of
  9. Colossians 1:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  10. Colossians 1:13 Lit Who rescued
  11. Colossians 1:13 Lit authority
  12. Colossians 1:13 Lit the Son of His love