King James Version

Colossians 1

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

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.

We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;

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 ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:

As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.

For this cause we also, 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;

10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

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

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, 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 church: 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 cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in 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 ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, 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;

24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:

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

26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ 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 Christ Jesus:

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

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Kolose 1

1Paulu, aposteli Jesu Kristi nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti Timotiu arákùnrin wa.

Sí àwọn ẹni mímọ́ àti àwọn arákùnrin àti arábìnrin nínú Kristi tí wọ́n ń gbé ní ìlú Kolose.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà fún un yín láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa.

Àwọn ọpẹ́ àti àdúrà

Nígbàkúgbà tí a bá ń gbàdúrà fún un yín ni a máa ń dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run Baba Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi. Nítorí a ti gbúròó ìgbàgbọ́ yín nínú Jesu Kristi, àti bí ẹ ti ṣe fẹ́ràn gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́. Ìgbàgbọ́ àti ìfẹ́ tí ń sàn nínú ìrètí tí a gbé pamọ́ fún un yín ní ọ̀run èyí tí ẹ̀yin sì ti gbọ́ tẹ́lẹ̀ nínú ọ̀rọ̀ òtítọ́ ìhìnrere náà, èyí tí ó ti dé ọ̀dọ̀ yín. Káàkiri àgbáyé ni ìhìnrere yìí ń so èso tí ó sì ń dàgbà, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti ń ṣe láàrín yín láti ọjọ́ náà tí ẹ ti gbọ́ ọ, tí ẹ sì ní ìmọ̀ oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run nínú gbogbo òtítọ́ rẹ̀. Ẹ̀yin ti kọ́ ọ lọ́dọ̀ Epafira, ìránṣẹ́ ẹlẹgbẹ́ wa olùfẹ́, ẹni tí ó jẹ́ olóòtítọ́ ìránṣẹ́ Kristi ní ipò wa. Ẹni ti ó sọ fún wa nípa ìfẹ́ yín nínú ẹ̀mí.

Nítorí ìdí èyí, láti ọjọ́ tí a ti gbọ́ nípa yín, a kò sinmi láti máa gbàdúrà fún yin, tí a sì ń gbàdúrà pé kí Ọlọ́run fi ìmọ̀ ìfẹ́ rẹ̀ kún yín nípasẹ̀ ọgbọ́n àti òye gbogbo tí ń ṣe ti Ẹ̀mí. 10 Àwa sì ń gbàdúrà yìí kí ẹ lè gbé irú ìgbé ayé tó yẹ fún Olúwa kí ẹ sì máa wu ú ní gbogbo ọ̀nà, kí ẹ sì máa so èso rere gbogbo, kí ẹ sì máa dàgbà nínú ìmọ̀ Ọlọ́run, 11 pé kí a lè fi ipa gbogbo sọ yín di alágbára gẹ́gẹ́ bí agbára rẹ̀ àti ògo rẹ̀, kí ó lè ṣe é ṣe fún un yín láti máa tẹ̀síwájú nínú sùúrù àti ìpamọ́ra pẹ̀lú ayọ̀. 12 Kí a máa dúpẹ́ nígbà gbogbo lọ́wọ́ Baba, ẹni tí ó kà yín láti jẹ́ alábápín nínú ogún àwọn ẹni mímọ́ nínú ìjọba ìmọ́lẹ̀. 13 Nítorí tí ó ti já wa gbà kúrò nínú agbára òkùnkùn ó sì mú wa wá sí ìjọba Ọmọ tí ó fẹ́ràn. 14 Nínú ẹni tí a ní ìràpadà, àti ìdáríjì ẹ̀ṣẹ̀.

Títóbi Kristi

15 Kristi ni àwòrán Ọlọ́run tí a kò le rí, àkọ́bí gbogbo ẹ̀dá. 16 Nítorí nípa rẹ̀ ní a dá ohun gbogbo: àwọn ohun tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run àti ní ayé, ohun tí a rí àti èyí tí a kò rí, wọn ìbá ṣe ìtẹ́, tàbí agbára, tàbí àṣẹ, nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ ni a dá ohun gbogbo àti fún un. 17 Ó ti wà ṣáájú kí ohunkóhun tó wà, nínú rẹ̀ ni a sì so ohun gbogbo papọ̀ ṣọ̀kan. 18 Òun ni orí fún ara, èyí tí í ṣe ìjọ; òun ni ìbẹ̀rẹ̀ àti àkọ́bí nínú àwọn òkú, pé nínú ohun gbogbo kí òun lè ní ipò tí ó ga jùlọ nínú ohunkóhun. 19 Nítorí ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run ni pé kí gbogbo ẹ̀kúnrẹ́rẹ́ òun tìkára rẹ̀ lè máa gbé nínú rẹ̀. 20 Àti nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ láti bá ohun gbogbo làjà àwọn nǹkan tí ń bẹ láyé àti èyí tí ń bẹ ní ọ̀run, nípa mímú àlàáfíà wá nípasẹ̀ ẹ̀jẹ̀ rẹ̀, tí a ta sílẹ̀ lórí igi àgbélébùú.

21 Ẹ̀yin ya ara yín nípá kúrò lọ́dọ̀ Ọlọ́run nígbà kan rí, ẹ jẹ́ ọ̀tá nínú ọkàn yín nítorí ìwà búburú yín. 22 Ṣùgbọ́n nísinsin yìí, ó ti bá yín làjà nípa ara Kristi nípa ikú láti mú un yín lọ sí iwájú rẹ̀ ní mímọ́, aláìlábàwọ́n àti kúrò nínú ìdálẹ́bi, 23 bí ẹ̀yin bá dúró nínú ìgbàgbọ́ yín, tí ẹ fi ẹsẹ̀ múlẹ̀, tí ẹ sì dúró ṣinṣin, láláìyẹsẹ̀ kúrò nínú ìrètí ti ìhìnrere ti ẹ̀yin ti gbọ́, èyí tí a ti wàásù rẹ̀ fún gbogbo ẹ̀dá lábẹ́ ọ̀run, àti èyí ti èmi Paulu ṣe ìránṣẹ́ fún.

Iṣẹ́ Paulu ṣíṣe fún àwọn ìjọ

24 Nísinsin yìí èmi ń yọ̀ nínú ìjìyà fún un yín. Inú mi sì dùn, nítorí mo ń ṣe ìrànlọ́wọ́ láti jẹ ìyà tó ṣẹ́kù nínú ìyà Kristi fún ara rẹ̀, èyí tí ì ṣe ìjọ. 25 Nínú èyí tí a fi ṣe ìránṣẹ́ fún gẹ́gẹ́ bí iṣẹ́ ìríjú Ọlọ́run tí a fi fún mi fún yín láti mú ọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run ṣẹ. 26 Ó ti pa àṣírí ìjìnlẹ̀ yìí mọ́ fún ayérayé àti láti ìrandíran. Ṣùgbọ́n nísinsin yìí, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ ọkàn rẹ̀, ó ti fihàn fún àwọn ẹni mímọ́. 27 Àwọn ẹni tí Ọlọ́run yàn láti fihàn láàrín àwọn aláìkọlà nípa ọ̀rọ̀ ògo ohun ìjìnlẹ̀ yìí, èyí tí í ṣe Kristi ìrètí ògo nínú yín.

28 Àwa ń wàásù rẹ̀, a ń gbani níyànjú a sì ń kọ olúkúlùkù ènìyàn ní ọgbọ́n gbogbo, kí a lè mú olúkúlùkù dé ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run ní pípé nínú Kristi. 29 Sí èyí sì ni èmi ń ṣe làálàá, ti mo sì ń làkàkà pẹ̀lú gbogbo agbára rẹ̀, èyí tó ń ṣiṣẹ́ nínú mi.