New International Version
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God's people--
King James Bible
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
Darby Bible Translation
having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and the love which ye have towards all the saints,
World English Bible
having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have toward all the saints,
Young's Literal Translation
having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love that is to all the saints,
Colossians 1:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Since we heard of your faith - This is very similar to Ephesians 1:15. And it is certain that the apostle seems to have considered the Church at Ephesus, and that at Colassa to have been nearly in the same state, as the two epistles are very similar in their doctrine and phraseology.
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"Strengthened with all might unto all patience" (Col. i. 11). The apostle prays for the Colossians, that they may be "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness." It is one thing to endure and show the strain on every muscle of your face, and seem to say with every wrinkle, "Why does not somebody sympathize with me?" It is another to endure the cross, "despising the shame" for the joy set before us. There are some trees in the …
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Knowledge and Obedience.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people,
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people.
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.
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