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Colossians 1

Thankfulness for Spiritual Attainments

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the [a]saints and faithful [b]believers in Christ [who are] at Colossae: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father.

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, as we pray always for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [how you lean on Him with absolute confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness], and of the [unselfish] [c]love which you have for all the saints (God’s people); because of the [confident] hope [of experiencing that] which is reserved and waiting for you in heaven. You previously heard of this hope in the message of truth, the gospel [regarding salvation] which has come to you. Indeed, just as in the whole world the gospel is constantly bearing fruit and spreading [by God’s power], just as it has been doing among you ever since the day you first heard of it and understood the grace of God in truth [becoming thoroughly and deeply acquainted with it]. You learned it from [our representative] Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf and he also has told us of your love [well-grounded and nurtured] in the [Holy] Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard about it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking [specifically] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things], 10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts]; 11 [we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people) in the Light.

The Incomparable Christ

13 For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].

15 He is the exact living image [the essential manifestation] of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible], the firstborn [the preeminent one, the sovereign, and the originator] of all creation. 16 For [d]by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.] 18 He is also the head [the life-source and leader] of the body, the [e]church; and He is the beginning, [f]the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will occupy the first place [He will stand supreme and be preeminent] in everything. 19 For it pleased the Father for all the fullness [of deity—the sum total of His essence, all His perfection, powers, and attributes] to dwell [permanently] in Him (the Son), 20 and through [the intervention of] the Son to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace [with believers] through the blood of His cross; through Him, [I say,] whether things on earth or things in heaven.

21 And although you were at one time estranged and alienated and hostile-minded [toward Him], participating in evil things, 22 yet Christ has now reconciled you [to God] in His [g]physical body through death, in order to present you before the Father holy and blameless and beyond reproach— 23 [and He will do this] if you continue in the faith, well-grounded and steadfast, and not shifting away from the [confident] hope [that is a result] of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed [h]in all creation under heaven, and of which [gospel] I, Paul, was made a minister.

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings on your behalf. And with my own body I [i]supplement whatever is lacking [on our part] of Christ’s afflictions, on behalf of His body, which is the church. 25 In this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship which God entrusted to me for your sake, so that I might make the word of God fully known [among you]— 26 that is, [j]the mystery which was hidden [from angels and mankind] for ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His saints (God’s people). 27 God [in His eternal plan] chose to make known to them how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in and among you, the hope and guarantee of [realizing the] glory. 28 We proclaim Him, warning and instructing everyone in all wisdom [that is, with comprehensive insight into the word and purposes of God], so that we may present every person complete in Christ [mature, fully trained, and perfect in Him—the Anointed]. 29 For this I labor [often to the point of exhaustion], striving with His power and energy, which so greatly works within me.

Notas al pie

  1. Colossians 1:2 Every born-again believer (saint) has been reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, made holy and set apart for God’s purpose.
  2. Colossians 1:2 Lit brethren.
  3. Colossians 1:4 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
  4. Colossians 1:16 Or in.
  5. Colossians 1:18 This refers to the entire body of born-again believers (whether past, present, or future), not a local congregation.
  6. Colossians 1:18 Christ is the first to be resurrected with an incorruptible, immortal body. Others who were raised had to die again.
  7. Colossians 1:22 Lit body of flesh.
  8. Colossians 1:23 Paul may be referring to the fact that the created world displays proof of the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God (cf Rom 1:20), without whom there would be no possibility of salvation. Such a God is the foundation of the “good news.”
  9. Colossians 1:24 I.e. since the church is Christ’s body, figuratively speaking, whatever the church suffers can be considered additional sufferings by Christ Himself, and all such suffering was ordained and destined by God; what is left to suffer in God’s plan is what is “lacking of Christ’s afflictions.” Paul, as a member of the church, was destined to suffer through persecution etc., thereby taking his share of the church body’s divinely-ordained suffering.
  10. Colossians 1:26 I.e. that believing Gentiles would be united with believing Jews into one body of believers.

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Colosenses 1

1Taita Dios munashcamanta, Jesucristo huillagrichun mingashca Pablondij, huauqui Timoteondijmi,

Colosas pueblo crijcunaman quillcanchij. Cancunaca Diospajlla cashpami, Jesucristota alli caticunguichij.

Ñucanchij Taita Diospish, Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunamanca, jatun c'uyaita, sumaj causaita cushca cachun.

Crijcunamanta Pablo Diosta mañashcami

Cancunamanta Diosta mañacushpaca, Apunchij Jesucristopaj Yaya Diostaca, pagui nicunchijllami. Cancuna Cristo Jesusta crishpa caticushcatapish, Diospajlla caj tucui crijcunata c'uyashcatapish uyarcanchijmi. Cancunaca, jahua pachapi huaquichishcata japina yuyailla cashcamantami, chashnaca causacunguichij. Cashcatataj huillaj alli huillaita uyashcamantami, chai yuyailla canguichij. Taita Dios mana c'uyaipajta c'uyaj cashcamanta chashnataj cashcata cancunaman huillashca punllamantami, cancunapurapipish, tucui shujtaj llajtacunapi uyajcunapipish cai huillaica punllanta mirachishpa huiñachicun. Chaitaca, Cristomanta cancunaman alli huillaj, c'uyashca huauqui Epafras yachachijpimi, yacharcanguichij. Paica, ñucanchijhuanmi Cristota servicun. Paimari ñucanchijmanca, Diospaj Espíritu cushca c'uyaihuan, cancuna ima shina c'uyanacujta huillarca.

Ñucanchijpish chaita uyashca punllamantami, cancunamanta Diosta mañanataca manataj saquinchij. Paipaj munai ima cashcata alli yachachichun, Paipaj Espiritupish, ashtahuan alli yachaita, alli yuyaita cancunaman cuchunmi mañaracunchij. 10 Cancunaca Apunchij Jesuspaj cashca shinataj, tucuipi Paita cushichishpa causachunmi mañanchij. Chashnami alli granota p'ucuj shina, imatapish allita rurashpa causanguichij. Taita Diostapish, ashtahuan allimi rijsinguichij. 11 Diosca, Pai imatapish rurai tucuj sumaj cashcamanta, cancunata sinchiyachingami. Ima llaqui shamujpipish, mana p'iñarij alli shungu canata yachachingami. 12 Yaya Diosca achij llajtapi tucui Paipajlla cajcunahuan, pai cushcata chasquichunmi ñucanchijtaca allichirca. Chaimantami Paitaca cushicushpa, pagui nicunchij. 13 Paimari ñucanchijtaca, amsa mandashpa charicunmanta llujshichirca. Chaimanta llujshichishpami, Paipaj c'uyashca Churi mandacunpi churarca. 14 Paimi ñucanchij juchacunata Quiquin yahuarhuan anchuchishpa, ñucanchijta quishpichirca.

Cristo huañujpimi Dioshuan alli tucuna tiyashca

15 Cristoca, mana ricuipaj Taita Dios ima shina cashcatataj ricuchijmi.
    Shinallataj tucui imalla tiyajcunapaj ñaupamanta Tiyajmi.
16 Taita Diosca, Paihuanmari jahua pachapi, cai pachapi
    tucui imalla tiyajtaca, ricuipajcunatapish, mana ricuipajcunatapish rurarca.
    Jatun mandajcunata, imatapish rurai tucujcunatapish, llajtata mandajcunatapish, ima mandanata charijcunatapish
Paipaj Churipaj cachunmi, paillahuantaj rurarca.
17 Paimari, tucui imapish manaraj tiyajpi, ñaupamanta tiyan.
    Tucui imapish Paipaj maquipimi, maillapi cana cashcapi sumajta tiyacun.
18 Tandanacushca crijcunaca, Cristopaj Cuerpomi, Paica paicunata Mandaj Umami.
    Tucuita Pai callarichij cashcamanta, tucui imapipish Paillataj punta cangapajmi, huañushcacunapaj chaupimantapish Pai punta causarirca.
19 Yaya Diosca Cristotaca, tucuipimi Pai shinallataj cachun munarca.
20 Diosca,cai pachapi cajcunatapish, jahua pachapi cajcunatapish tucuitami Cristollamanta cutinllataj Paihuan alli tucuchun munarca.
    Chaimantami, Cristo Paipaj yahuarta cruzpi jichashcamanta, tucuicunahuan alli tucurca.

21 Cancunapish ñaupaca, quiquin yuyaipitaj mana alli cashpami, mana allillata rurashpa causarcanguichij. Chaimantami Diosta p'iñashpa, Paimanta carupi causarcanguichij. 22 Shina cajpipish Diosmari cancunataca, chuya, ima panda illaj, imata mana juchachipajcuna Paipaj ñaupajpi ricurichun munashca. Chaimantami, Cristo Paipaj aichapi huañushcamanta, alli tucushpa chasquirca. 23 Cunanca, crishcataca sinchita catiraichijlla; ucujta allashpa shayachishca shina, ama maiman cuyuichijchu. Alli huillaipi cancunaman imallata cusha nishcatapish, ama shitashpa saquichijchu. Cai alli huillaitami cancunaca uyarcanguichij. Caillatatajmi tucui cai pachapi causajcunamanpish huillachishca. Pablomi, chaita huillashpa servicuni.

Crijcuna ima shina causanata Pablo yachachishcami

24 Cunan cancunamanta llaquicunata apacushpaca, achcatami cushicuni. Cristoca, tandanacushca crijcuna Paipaj Cuerpo cajpimi, paicunamanta llaquita aparca. Pai apashpa catina cashca llaquitami, ñuca quiquin aichapi apacuni. 25 Taita Diosmari, Paipaj Shimita cancunaman huillachunca ñucaman mingashca. Chaitaca Pai nishca shinataj huillashpa servijmi cani. Pai Dios nishca shinatajmi pajtachishpa caticuni. 26 Cai huillanataca, cai tucui huatacunatami, huahuan huahuanman manaraj huillashpa charicushcalla. Chaitamari cunanca tucui Paipajlla cajcunaman yachaj chayachicun. 27 Cristo cancunapi cashpamari, cancunataca sumajyachinga. Cancunataca tucui llajtacunapuramanta japishpamari, Paica chai shuyanata cushca. Pacalla charicushca chai huillanatami cunanca cancunaman huillachicun.

28 Ñucanchijca, Paimantami tucui runacunaman huillacunchij. Tucuicunallataj Paita crishpa, Paipaj ñaupajpi alli ricurichunmi, cunashpa alli yachaicunata yachachicunchij. 29 Chai yuyaihuanmi, Cristo ñucaman imatapish rurai tucunata cushcamanta, sinchi sinchita shayarishpa huillacunilla.