New International Reader's Version

Colossians 1:1-29

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned. Our brother Timothy joins me in writing.

2We are sending this letter to you, our brothers and sisters in Colossae. You belong to Christ. You are holy and faithful.

May God our Father give you grace and peace.

Paul Prays and Gives Thanks

3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you. 4We thank him because we have heard about your faith in Christ Jesus. We have also heard that you love all God’s people. 5Your faith and love are based on the hope you have. What you hope for is stored up for you in heaven. You have already heard about it. You were told about it when the true message was given to you. I’m talking about the good news 6that has come to you. In the same way, the good news is bearing fruit. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world. It has been doing that among you since the day you heard it. That is when you really understood God’s grace. 7You learned the good news from Epaphras. He is dear to us. He serves Christ together with us. He faithfully works for Christ and for us among you. 8He also told us about your love that comes from the Holy Spirit.

9That’s why we have not stopped praying for you. We have been praying for you since the day we heard about you. We keep asking God to fill you with the knowledge of what he wants. We pray he will give you the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. 10Then you will be able to lead a life that is worthy of the Lord. We pray that you will please him in every way. So we want you to bear fruit in every good thing you do. We pray that you will grow to know God better. 11We want you to be very strong, in keeping with his glorious power. We want you to be patient. We pray that you will never give up. 12We want you to give thanks with joy to the Father. He has made you fit to have what he will give to all his holy people. You will all receive a share in the kingdom of light. 13He has saved us from the kingdom of darkness. He has brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. 14Because of what the Son has done, we have been set free. Because of him, all our sins have been forgiven.

The Son of God Is Better Than Everything Else

15The Son is the exact likeness of God, who can’t be seen. The Son is first, and he is over all creation. 16All things were created in him. He created everything in heaven and on earth. He created everything that can be seen and everything that can’t be seen. He created kings, powers, rulers and authorities. All things have been created by him and for him. 17Before anything was created, he was already there. He holds everything together. 18And he is the head of the body, which is the church. He is the beginning. He is the first to be raised from the dead. That happened so that he would be far above everything. 19God was pleased to have his whole nature living in Christ. 20God was pleased to bring all things back to himself. That’s because of what Christ has done. These things include everything on earth and in heaven. God made peace through Christ’s blood, by his death on the cross.

21At one time you were separated from God. You were enemies in your minds because of your evil ways. 22But because Christ died, God has brought you back to himself. Christ’s death has made you holy in God’s sight. So now you don’t have any flaw. You are free from blame. 23But you must keep your faith steady and firm. You must not move away from the hope the good news holds out to you. This is the good news that you heard. It has been preached to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, now serve the good news.

Paul’s Work for the Church

24I am happy because of what I am suffering for you. My suffering joins with and continues the sufferings of Christ. I suffer for his body, which is the church. 25I serve the church. God appointed me to bring the complete word of God to you. 26That word contains the mystery that has been hidden for many ages. But now it has been made known to the Lord’s people. 27God has chosen to make known to them the glorious riches of that mystery. He has made it known among the Gentiles. And here is what it is. Christ is in you. He is your hope of glory.

28Christ is the one we preach about. With all the wisdom we have, we warn and teach everyone. When we bring them to God, we want them to be like Christ. We want them to be grown up as people who belong to Christ. 29That’s what I’m working for. I work hard with all the strength of Christ. His strength works powerfully in me.

Mushuj Testamento Diospaj Shimi

Colosenses 1:1-29

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

2Colosas pueblo crijcunaman quillcanchij. Cancunaca Diospajlla cashpami, Jesucristota alli caticunguichij.

Ñucanchij Taita Diospish, Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunamanca, jatun cʼuyaita, sumaj causaita cushca cachun.

Crijcunamanta Pablo Diosta mañashcami

3Cancunamanta Diosta mañacushpaca, Apunchij Jesucristopaj Yaya Diostaca, pagui nicunchijllami. 4Cancuna Cristo Jesusta crishpa caticushcatapish, Diospajlla caj tucui crijcunata cʼuyashcatapish uyarcanchijmi. 5Cancunaca, jahua pachapi huaquichishcata japina yuyailla cashcamantami, chashnaca causacunguichij. Cashcatataj huillaj alli huillaita uyashcamantami, chai yuyailla canguichij. 6Taita Dios mana cʼuyaipajta cʼuyaj cashcamanta chashnataj cashcata cancunaman huillashca punllamantami, cancunapurapipish, tucui shujtaj llajtacunapi uyajcunapipish cai huillaica punllanta mirachishpa huiñachicun. 7Chaitaca, Cristomanta cancunaman alli huillaj, cʼuyashca huauqui Epafras yachachijpimi, yacharcanguichij. Paica, ñucanchijhuanmi Cristota servicun. 8Paimari ñucanchijmanca, Diospaj Espíritu cushca cʼuyaihuan, cancuna ima shina cʼuyanacujta huillarca.

9Ñucanchijpish chaita uyashca punllamantami, cancunamanta Diosta mañanataca manataj saquinchij. Paipaj munai ima cashcata alli yachachichun, Paipaj Espiritupish, ashtahuan alli yachaita, alli yuyaita cancunaman cuchunmi mañaracunchij. 10Cancunaca Apunchij Jesuspaj cashca shinataj, tucuipi Paita cushichishpa causachunmi mañanchij. Chashnami alli granota pʼucuj shina, imatapish allita rurashpa causanguichij. Taita Diostapish, ashtahuan allimi rijsinguichij. 11Diosca, Pai imatapish rurai tucuj sumaj cashcamanta, cancunata sinchiyachingami. Ima llaqui shamujpipish, mana pʼiñarij alli shungu canata yachachingami. 12Yaya Diosca achij llajtapi tucui Paipajlla cajcunahuan, pai cushcata chasquichunmi ñucanchijtaca allichirca. Chaimantami Paitaca cushicushpa, pagui nicunchij. 13Paimari ñucanchijtaca, amsa mandashpa charicunmanta llujshichirca. Chaimanta llujshichishpami, Paipaj cʼuyashca Churi mandacunpi churarca. 14Paimi ñucanchij juchacunata Quiquin yahuarhuan anchuchishpa, ñucanchijta quishpichirca.

Cristo huañujpimi Dios-huan alli tucuna tiyashca

15Cristoca, mana ricuipaj Taita Dios ima shina cashcatataj ricuchijmi.

Shinallataj tucui imalla tiyajcunapaj ñaupamanta Tiyajmi.

16Taita Diosca, Paihuanmari jahua pachapi, cai pachapi

tucui imalla tiyajtaca, ricuipajllacunatapish, mana ricuipajllacunatapish rurarca.

Jatun mandajcunatapish, jatuncunatapish, shujtaj mandajcunatapish, ima mandanata charijcunatapish

Paipaj Churipaj cachunmi, paillahuantaj rurarca.

17Paimari, tucui imapish manaraj tiyajpi, ñaupamanta tiyan.

Tucui imapish Paipaj maquipimi, maillapi cana cashcapi sumajta tiyacun.

18Tandanacushca crijcunaca, Cristopaj Cuerpomi, Paica paicunata Mandaj Umami.

Tucuita Pai callarichij cashcamanta, tucui imapipish Paillataj punta cangapajmi, huañushcacunapaj chaupimantapish Pai punta causarirca.

19Yaya Diosca Cristotaca, tucuipimi Pai shinallataj cachun munarca.

20Diosca, cai pachapi cajcunatapish, jahua pachapi cajcunatapish tucuitami Cristollamanta cutinllataj Paihuan alli tucuchun munarca.

Chaimantami, Cristo Paipaj yahuarta cruzpi jichashcamanta, tucuicunahuan alli tucurca.

21Cancunapish ñaupaca, quiquin yuyaipitaj mana alli cashpami, mana allillata rurashpa causarcanguichij. Chaimantami Diosta pʼiñashpa, Paimanta carupi causarcanguichij. 22Shina cajpipish Diosmari cancunataca, chuya, ima panda illaj, imata mana juchachipajcuna Paipaj ñaupajpi ricurichun munashca. Chaimantami, Cristo Paipaj aichapi huañushcamanta, alli tucushpa chasquirca. 23Cunanca, 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.

Cristota crishcataca amataj quichuchinguichijchu

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

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