18 For the one who (A)serves Christ in this way is (B)acceptable to God and approved by other people.

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10 so that you will (A)walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, [a](B)to please Him in all respects, (C)bearing fruit in every good work and [b]increasing in the [c]knowledge of God;

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:10 Lit unto all pleasing
  2. Colossians 1:10 Or growing by the knowledge
  3. Colossians 1:10 Or real knowledge

Sanctification and Love

(A)Finally then, (B)brothers and sisters, we request and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us as to how you ought to [a](C)walk and (D)please God (just as you actually do [b]walk), that you (E)excel even more.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or conduct yourselves
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or conduct yourselves