12 (A)giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of (B)the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 He has delivered us from (C)the power of darkness (D)and [a]conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,

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  1. Colossians 1:13 transferred

12 giving thanks to (A)the Father, who has qualified us [a]to share in (B)the inheritance of the [b]saints in (C)light.

The Incomparable Christ

13 [c]For He rescued us from the [d](D)domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of [e](E)His beloved Son,

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  1. Colossians 1:12 Lit unto the portion of
  2. Colossians 1:12 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  3. Colossians 1:13 Lit Who rescued
  4. Colossians 1:13 Lit authority
  5. Colossians 1:13 Lit the Son of His love

12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people) in the Light.

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13 For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,

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12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father,(A) who has qualified you[a] to share in the inheritance(B) of his holy people in the kingdom of light.(C) 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness(D) and brought us into the kingdom(E) of the Son he loves,(F)

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  1. Colossians 1:12 Some manuscripts us

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:

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26 If anyone serves Me, let him (A)follow Me; and (B)where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

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26 If anyone [a]serves Me, he must follow Me; and (A)where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone [b]serves Me, the Father will (B)honor him.

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  1. John 12:26 Or is serving
  2. John 12:26 Or is serving

26 If anyone serves Me, he must [continue to faithfully] follow Me [without hesitation, holding steadfastly to Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me]; and wherever I am [in heaven’s glory], there will My servant be also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

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26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.(A) My Father will honor the one who serves me.

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26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

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The Coming of the Kingdom(A)

20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 (B)nor will they say, [a]‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, (C)the kingdom of God is [b]within you.”

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  1. Luke 17:21 NU reverses here and there
  2. Luke 17:21 in your midst

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20 Now He was questioned by the Pharisees (A)as to when the kingdom of God was coming, and He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with [a](B)signs that can be observed; 21 nor will (C)they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is [b]in your midst.”

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  1. Luke 17:20 Lit observation
  2. Luke 17:21 Or among you

20 Now having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He replied, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed or with a visible display; 21 nor will people say, ‘Look! Here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For the kingdom of God is among you [because of My presence].”

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The Coming of the Kingdom of God(A)

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come,(B) Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’(C) because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[a]

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  1. Luke 17:21 Or is within you

20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, (A)I will come again and receive you to Myself; that (B)where I am, there you may be also.

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, (A)I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that (B)where I am, there you also will be.

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back(A) and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.(B)

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And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

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24 (A)“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; (B)for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

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