King James Bible
Chapter 1:29 Verses
an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
and Timotheus our brother,
Grace be unto you,
from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
praying always for you,
and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
as it is in all the world;
and bringeth forth fruit,
as it doth also in you,
since the day ye heard of it,
and knew the grace of God in truth:
who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of God;
according to his glorious power,
unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
even the forgiveness of sins:
the firstborn of every creature:
that are in heaven,
and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones,
all things were created by him,
and for him:
and by him all things consist.
who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead;
that in all things he might have the preeminence.
having made peace through the blood of his cross,
by him to reconcile all things unto himself;
whether they be things in earth,
or things in heaven.
that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works,
yet now hath he reconciled
to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
and be not moved away from the hope 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;
and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake,
which is the church:
according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you,
to fulfil the word of God;
but now is made manifest to his saints:
which is Christ in you,
the hope of glory:
warning every man,
and teaching every man in all wisdom;
that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.
Chapter 2:23 Verses
and for them at Laodicea,
and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
and of the Father,
and of Christ;
lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
yet am I with you in the spirit,
joying and beholding your order,
and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
so walk ye in him:
and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught,
abounding therein with thanksgiving.
after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments of the world,
and not after Christ.
which is the head of all principality and power:
in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God,
who hath raised him from the dead.
being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
hath he quickened together with him,
having forgiven you all trespasses;
which was contrary to us,
and took it out of the way,
nailing it to his cross;
he made a shew of them openly,
triumphing over them in it.
or in drink,
or in respect of an holyday,
or of the new moon,
or of the sabbath days:
but the body is of Christ.
intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered,
and knit together,
increaseth with the increase of God.
as though living in the world,
are ye subject to ordinances,
after the commandments and doctrines of men?
and neglecting of the body;
not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Chapter 3:25 Verses
seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
not on things on the earth.
and your life is hid with Christ in God.
who is our life,
then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
which is idolatry:
when ye lived in them.
filthy communication out of your mouth.
seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
circumcision nor uncircumcision,
bond nor free:
but Christ is all,
and in all.
as the elect of God,
holy and beloved,
bowels of mercies,
humbleness of mind,
and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you,
so also do ye.
which is the bond of perfectness.
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.
teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
submit yourselves unto your own husbands,
as it is fit in the Lord.
love your wives,
and be not bitter against them.
obey your parents in all things:
for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
provoke not your children to anger,
lest they be discouraged.
obey in all things your masters according to the flesh;
not with eyeservice,
but in singleness of heart,
do it heartily,
as to the Lord,
and not unto men;
for ye serve the Lord Christ.
and there is no respect of persons.
Chapter 4:18 Verses
give unto your servants that which is just and equal;
knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
that God would open unto us a door of utterance,
to speak the mystery of Christ,
for which I am also in bonds:
as I ought to speak.
redeeming the time.
seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
who is a beloved brother,
and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
that he might know your estate,
and comfort your hearts;
a faithful and beloved brother,
who is one of you.
They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.
sister’s son to Barnabas,
(touching whom ye received commandments:
if he come unto you,
which is called Justus,
who are of the circumcision.
These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God,
which have been a comfort unto me.
who is one of you,
a servant of Christ,
always labouring fervently for you in prayers,
that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
that he hath a great zeal for you,
and them that are in Laodicea and them in Hierapolis.
the beloved physician,
and the church which is in his house.
cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans;
and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord,
that thou fulfil it.
Remember my bonds.
Grace be with you.
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