Colossians 1

Paul, an apostle of A1YHWH B45haMashiach by the will of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)), and Timotheus our brother,

2 To the holy ones and faithful brethren in Messiah (Mashiach) who are at Colosse. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) our Father and our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach.

3 We give thanks to God (Elohim) and the Father of our Lord (Adonai) YHWH haMashiach, praying always for you,

4 Since we heard of your faith in the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH, and of the love which you have to all the holy ones,

5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel (good news);

6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day you heard of it, and knew the grace of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) in truth;

7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Messiah (Mashiach);

8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that you might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord (YHWH) unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH));

11 Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the holy ones in light;

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear B47Humanity;

14 In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins;

15 Who is the image of the invisible God (Elohim), the firstborn of every creature;

16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by Him, and for Him;

17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

18 And 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.

19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, having made peace through the blood of His stake, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things on earth, or things in heaven.

21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath He reconciled,

22 In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in His sight;

23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel (good news), which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Messiah (Mashiach) in my flesh for His body’s sake, which is the assembly;

25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God (Elohim) which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH));

26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His holy ones;

27 To whom God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles (Goyim); which is the Messiah (haMashiach) in you, the hope of glory;

28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH;

29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily.