28 Him we preach, (A)warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, (B)that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. 29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me (C)mightily.

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28 We proclaim Him, (A)admonishing every person and teaching every person [a]with all (B)wisdom, so that we may (C)present every person [b](D)complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose I also (E)labor, (F)striving (G)according to His [c]power which [d]works mightily within me.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  2. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect
  3. Colossians 1:29 Lit working
  4. Colossians 1:29 Lit in power

28 We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed]. 29 For this I labor [often to the point of exhaustion], striving with His power and energy, which so greatly works within me.

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28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing(A) and teaching everyone with all wisdom,(B) so that we may present everyone fully mature(C) in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously(D) contend(E) with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.(F)

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28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.

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The Just Live by Faith

16 For (A)I am not ashamed of the gospel [a]of Christ, for (B)it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, (C)for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

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  1. Romans 1:16 NU omits of Christ

16 For I am not (A)ashamed of the gospel, for (B)it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the (C)Jew first and also to (D)the Greek.

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16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel,(A) because it is the power of God(B) that brings salvation to everyone who believes:(C) first to the Jew,(D) then to the Gentile.(E)

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16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (A)the power of God and (B)the wisdom of God.

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24 but to those who are (A)the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ (B)the power of God and (C)the wisdom of God.

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24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks (Gentiles), Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.(A)

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24 but to those whom God has called,(A) both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God(B) and the wisdom of God.(C)

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24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

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Christ the Power and Wisdom of God(A)

18 For the [a]message of the cross is (B)foolishness to (C)those who are perishing, but to us (D)who are being saved it is the (E)power of God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Lit. word

The Wisdom of God

18 For the word of the cross is (A)foolishness to (B)those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is (C)the power of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or perish
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:18 Or are saved

The Wisdom of God

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness [absurd and illogical] to those who are perishing and spiritually dead [because they reject it], but to us who are being saved [by God’s grace] it is [the manifestation of] the power of God.

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Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness(A) to those who are perishing,(B) but to us who are being saved(C) it is the power of God.(D)

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18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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20 Now (A)to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly (B)above all that we ask or think, (C)according to the power that works in us,

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