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Colossians 1:24-27 Common English Bible (CEB)

Paul’s service for the church

24 Now I’m happy to be suffering for you. I’m completing what is missing from Christ’s sufferings with my own body. I’m doing this for the sake of his body, which is the church. 25 I became a servant of the church by God’s commission, which was given to me for you, in order to complete God’s word. 26 I’m completing it with a secret plan[a] that has been hidden for ages and generations but which has now been revealed to his holy people. 27 God wanted to make the glorious riches of this secret plan[b] known among the Gentiles, which is Christ living in you, the hope of glory.

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 1:26 Or mystery
  2. Colossians 1:27 Or mystery
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