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The Messiah is Above All

For this reason, since the day we heard about this, we have not stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of God’s[a] will with respect to all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so that you might live in a manner worthy of the Lord and be fully pleasing to him[b] as you bear fruit while doing all kinds of good things and growing in the full knowledge of God. 11 You are being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might, so that you might patiently endure everything with joy 12 and might thank the Father, who has enabled us[c] to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light. 13 God[d] has rescued us from the power of darkness and has brought us into the kingdom of the Son whom he loves, 14 through whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

The Centrality of Jesus

15 The Son[e] is the image of the invisible God,
    the firstborn over all creation.

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  1. Colossians 1:9 Lit. his
  2. Colossians 1:10 Lit. to all pleasing
  3. Colossians 1:12 Other mss. read you
  4. Colossians 1:13 Lit. He
  5. Colossians 1:15 Lit. He