24 (A)Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh (B)I am supplementing what is lacking [a]in Christ’s afflictions in behalf of (C)His body, which is the church. 25 (D)I [b]was made a minister of this church according to the (E)commission from God granted to me for your benefit, so that I might [c]fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, 26 that is, (F)the mystery which had been hidden from the past ages and generations, but now has been revealed to His [d]saints, 27 to whom (G)God willed to make known what (H)the wealth of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles is, the mystery that is (I)Christ in you, the (J)hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, (K)admonishing every person and teaching every person [e]with all (L)wisdom, so that we may (M)present every person [f](N)complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose I also (O)labor, (P)striving (Q)according to His [g]power which [h]works mightily within me.

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  1. Colossians 1:24 Lit of
  2. Colossians 1:25 Lit became
  3. Colossians 1:25 Lit make full the word of God
  4. Colossians 1:26 Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
  5. Colossians 1:28 Lit in
  6. Colossians 1:28 Or perfect
  7. Colossians 1:29 Lit working
  8. Colossians 1:29 Lit in power

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