Redemption comes through Christ—He created all things, is in the image of God, and is the Firstborn of the Father.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
7 As ye also learned of aEpaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
16 For by him were all athings bcreated, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or cprincipalities, or powers: all things were dcreated by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things aconsist.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all afulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to areconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
23 If ye acontinue in the faith bgrounded and settled, and be not cmoved away from the dhope of the gospel, which ye 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 aafflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the adispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.