21 (A)And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, (B)doing evil deeds, 22 he has now reconciled (C)in his body of flesh by his death, (D)in order to present you holy and blameless and (E)above reproach before him, 23 (F)if indeed you continue in the faith, (G)stable and steadfast, not shifting from (H)the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed (I)in all creation[a] under heaven, (J)and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Paul's Ministry to the Church

24 Now (K)I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh (L)I am filling up (M)what is lacking in Christ's afflictions (N)for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 (O)of which I became a minister according to (P)the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 (Q)the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 (R)To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are (S)the riches of the glory of (T)this mystery, which is Christ in you, (U)the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that (V)we may present everyone (W)mature in Christ. 29 For this (X)I toil, (Y)struggling (Z)with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:23 Or to every creature

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