World English Bible
Colossians 1 (WEBP)
 Paul, an apostle of Christ° Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
 to the saints and faithful brothers§ in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you have toward all the saints,
 because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News
 which has come to you, even as it is in all the world and is bearing fruit and growing, as it does in you also, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth,
 even as you learned from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on your‡ behalf,
 who also declared to us your love in the Spirit.
 For this cause, we also, since the day we heard this, don’t cease praying and making requests for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
 that you may walk worthily of the Lord, to please him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God,
 strengthened with all power, according to the might of his glory, for all endurance and perseverance with joy,
 giving thanks to the Father, who made us fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light,
 who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of his love,
 in whom we have our redemption,° the forgiveness of our sins.
 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
 For by him all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, visible things and invisible things, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things have been created through him and for him.
 He is before all things, and in him all things are held together.
 He is the head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence.
 For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him,
 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by him, whether things on the earth or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of his cross.
 You, being in past times alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil deeds,
 yet now he has reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without defect and blameless before him,
 if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, was made a servant.
 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the assembly,
 of which I was made a servant according to the stewardship of God which was given me toward you to fulfill the word of God,
 the mystery which has been hidden for ages and generations. But now it has been revealed to his saints,
 to whom God was pleased to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
 We proclaim him, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;
 for which I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.
Colossians 1:1 “Christ” means “Anointed One”.
Colossians 1:2 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
Colossians 1:7 NU reads our
Colossians 1:14 TR adds “through his blood,”
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Colossians 1 (KJVS)
 Paul G3972, an apostle G652 of Jesus G2424 Christ G5547 by G1223 the will G2307 of God G2316, and G2532 Timotheus G5095 [our] brother G80,
 To the saints G40 and G2532 faithful G4103 brethren G80 in G1722 Christ G5547 which are at G1722 Colosse G2857: Grace G5485 [be] unto you G5213, and G2532 peace G1515, from G575 God G2316 our G2257 Father G3962 and G2532 the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547.
 We give thanks G2168 (PresActInd) to God G2316 and G2532 the Father G3962 of our G2257 Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, praying G4336 (PresMidPasDepPtc) always G3842 for G4012 you G5216,
 Since we heard G191 (AorActPtc) of your G5216 faith G4102 in G1722 Christ G5547 Jesus G2424, and G2532 of the love G26 [which G3588 ye have] to G1519 all G3956 the saints G40,
 For G1223 the hope G1680 which G3588 is laid up G606 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for you G5213 in G1722 heaven G3772, whereof G3739 ye heard before G4257 (AorActInd) in G1722 the word G3056 of the truth G225 of the gospel G2098;
 Which G3588 is come G3918 (PresPtc) unto G1519 you G5209, as G2531 G2532 [it is] in G1722 all G3956 the world G2889; and G2532 bringeth forth fruit G2076 (PresInd) G2592 (PresMidPtc), as G2531 [it doth] also G2532 in G1722 you G5213, since G575 the G3739 day G2250 ye heard G191 (AorActInd) [of it], and G2532 knew G1921 (Aor2ActInd) the grace G5485 of God G2316 in G1722 truth G225:
 As G2531 ye G3129 also G2532 learned G3129 (Aor2ActInd) of G575 Epaphras G1889 our G2257 dear G27 fellowservant G4889, who G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) for G5228 you G5216 a faithful G4103 minister G1249 of Christ G5547;
 Who G3588 also G2532 declared G1213 (AorActPtc) unto us G2254 your G5216 love G26 in G1722 the Spirit G4151.
 For G1223 this cause G5124 we G2249 also G2532, since G575 the G3739 day G2250 we heard G191 (AorActInd) [it], do G3973 not G3756 cease G3973 (PresMidInd) to pray G4336 (PresMidPasDepPtc) for G5228 you G5216, and G2532 to desire G154 (PresMidPtc) that G2443 ye might be filled G4137 (AorPasSubj) with the knowledge G1922 of his G846 will G2307 in G1722 all G3956 wisdom G4678 and G2532 spiritual G4152 understanding G4907;
 That ye G5209 might walk G4043 (AorActInf) worthy G516 of the Lord G2962 unto G1519 all G3956 pleasing G699, being fruitful G2592 (PresActPtc) in G1722 every G3956 good G18 work G2041, and G2532 increasing G837 (PresPasPtc) in G1519 the knowledge G1922 of God G2316;
 Strengthened G1412 (PresPasPtc) with G1722 all G3956 might G1411, according to G2596 his G846 glorious G1391 power G2904, unto G1519 all G3956 patience G5281 and G2532 longsuffering G3115 with G3326 joyfulness G5479;
 Giving thanks G2168 (PresActPtc) unto the Father G3962, which G3588 hath made G2427 us G2248 meet G2427 (AorActPtc) to G1519 be partakers G3310 of the inheritance G2819 of the saints G40 in G1722 light G5457:
 Who G3739 hath delivered G4506 (AorMidPasDepInd) us G2248 from G1537 the power G1849 of darkness G4655, and G2532 hath translated G3179 (AorActInd) [us] into G1519 the kingdom G932 of his G846 dear G26 Son G5207:
 In G1722 whom G3739 we have G2192 (PresActInd) redemption G629 through G1223 his G846 blood G129, [even] the forgiveness G859 of sins G266:
 Who G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) the image G1504 of the invisible G517 God G2316, the firstborn G4416 of every G3956 creature G2937:
 For G3754 by G1722 him G846 were G2936 all things G3956 created G2936 (AorPasInd), that are in G1722 heaven G3772, and G2532 that are in G1909 earth G1093, visible G3707 and G2532 invisible G517, whether G1535 [they be] thrones G2362, or G1535 dominions G2963, or G1535 principalities G746, or G1535 powers G1849: all things G3956 were created G2936 (PerfPasInd) by G1223 him G846, and G2532 for G1519 him G846:
 And G2532 he G846 is G2076 (PresInd) before G4253 all things G3956, and G2532 by G1722 him G846 all things G3956 consist G4921 (PerfActInd).
 And G2532 he G846 is G2076 (PresInd) the head G2776 of the body G4983, the church G1577: who G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) the beginning G746, the firstborn G4416 from G1537 the dead G3498; that G2443 in G1722 all G3956 [things] he G846 might have G1096 (Aor2MidDepSubj) the preeminence G4409 (PresActPtc).
 For it pleased G2106 (AorActInd) [the Father] that G3754 in G1722 him G846 should G2730 all G3956 fulness G4138 dwell G2730 (AorActInf);
 And G2532, having made peace G1517 (AorActPtc) through G1223 the blood G129 of his G846 cross G4716, by G1223 him G846 to reconcile G604 (AorActInf) all things G3956 unto G1519 himself G846; by G1223 him G846, [I say], whether G1535 [they be] things in G1909 earth G1093, or G1535 things in G1722 heaven G3772.
 And G2532 you G5209, that were G5607 (PresPtc) sometime G4218 alienated G526 (PerfPasPtc) and G2532 enemies G2190 in [your] mind G1271 by G1722 wicked G4190 works G2041, yet G1161 now G3570 hath he reconciled G604 (AorActInd)
 In G1722 the body G4983 of his G846 flesh G4561 through G1223 death G2288, to present G3936 (AorActInf) you G5209 holy G40 and G2532 unblameable G299 and G2532 unreproveable G410 in his G846 sight G2714:
 If G1489 ye continue G1961 (PresActInd) in the faith G4102 grounded G2311 (PerfPasPtc) and G2532 settled G1476, and G2532 [be] not G3361 moved away G3334 (PresPasPtc) from G575 the hope G1680 of the gospel G2098, which G3739 ye have heard G191 (AorActInd), [and] which G3588 was preached G2784 (AorPasPtc) to G1722 every G3956 creature G2937 which is under G5259 heaven G3772; whereof G3739 I G1473 Paul G3972 am made G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) a minister G1249;
 Who G3739 now G3568 rejoice G5463 (PresActInd) in G1722 my G3450 sufferings G3804 for G5228 you G5216, and G2532 fill up G466 (PresActInd) that which is behind G5303 of the afflictions G2347 of Christ G5547 in G1722 my G3450 flesh G4561 for G5228 his G846 body’s G4983 sake G5228, which is G3603 (PresInd) the church G1577:
 Whereof G3739 I G1473 am made G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) a minister G1249, according to G2596 the dispensation G3622 of God G2316 which G3588 is given G1325 (AorPasPtc) to me G3427 for G1519 you G5209, to fulfil G4137 (AorActInf) the word G3056 of God G2316;
 [Even] the mystery G3466 which G3588 hath been hid G613 (PerfPasPtc) from G575 ages G165 and G2532 from G575 generations G1074, but G1161 now G3570 is made manifest G5319 (AorPasInd) to his G846 saints G40:
 To whom G3739 God G2316 would G2309 (AorActInd) make known G1107 (AorActInf) what G5101 [is] the riches G4149 of the glory G1391 of this G5127 mystery G3466 among G1722 the Gentiles G1484; which G3739 is G2076 (PresInd) Christ G5547 in G1722 you G5213, the hope G1680 of glory G1391:
 Whom G3739 we G2249 preach G2605 (PresActInd), warning G3560 (PresActPtc) every G3956 man G444, and G2532 teaching G1321 (PresActPtc) every G3956 man G444 in G1722 all G3956 wisdom G4678; that G2443 we may present G3936 (AorActSubj) every G3956 man G444 perfect G5046 in G1722 Christ G5547 Jesus G2424:
 Whereunto G1519 G3739 I G2872 also G2532 labour G2872 (PresActInd), striving G75 (PresMidPasDepPtc) according to G2596 his G846 working G1753, which G3588 worketh G1754 (PresMidPtc) in G1722 me G1698 mightily G1722 G1411.
Young’s Literal Translation
Colossians 1 (YLT)
 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother,
 to the saints in Colossae, and to the faithful brethren in Christ: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!
 We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, always praying for you,
 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love that is to all the saints,
 because of the hope that is laid up for you in the heavens, which ye heard of before in the word of the truth of the good news,
 which is present to you, as also in all the world, and is bearing fruit, as also in you, from the day in which ye heard, and knew the grace of God in truth;
 as ye also learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful ministrant of the Christ,
 who also did declare to us your love in the Spirit.
 Because of this, we also, from the day in which we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that ye may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,
 to your walking worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, in every good work being fruitful, and increasing to the knowledge of God,
 in all might being made mighty according to the power of His glory, to all endurance and long-suffering with joy.
 Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light,
 who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate us into the reign of the Son of His love,
 in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of the sins,
 who is the image of the invisible God, first-born of all creation,
 because in him were the all things created, those in the heavens, and those upon the earth, those visible, and those invisible, whether thrones, whether lordships, whether principalities, whether authorities; all things through him, and for him, have been created,
 and himself is before all, and the all things in him have consisted.
 And himself is the head of the body-the assembly-who is a beginning, a first-born out of the dead, that he might become in all things-himself-first,
 because in him it did please all the fulness to tabernacle,
 and through him to reconcile the all things to himself-having made peace through the blood of his cross-through him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens.
 And you-once being alienated, and enemies in the mind, in the evil works, yet now did he reconcile,
 in the body of his flesh through the death, to present you holy, and unblemished, and unblameable before himself,
 if also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that is under the heaven, of which I became-I Paul-a ministrant.
 I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and do fill up the things lacking of the tribulations of the Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the assembly,
 of which I-I did become a ministrant according to the dispensation of God, that was given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God,
 the secret that hath been hid from the ages and from the generations, but now was manifested to his saints,
 to whom God did will to make known what is the riches of the glory of this secret among the nations-which is Christ in you, the hope of the glory,
 whom we proclaim, warning every man, and teaching every man, in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus,
 for which also I labour, striving according to his working that is working in me in power.