1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother, 2To 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. 3We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, 5For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 6Which 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: 7As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; 8Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. 9For 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; 10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For 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: 17And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18And 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. 19For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20And, 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. 21And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23If 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; 24Who 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: 25Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; 26Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27To 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: 28Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1Saa krataa yi fi Paulo a ɛnam Onyankopɔn pɛ so nti, ɔyɛ Kristo somafo no ne yɛn nua Timoteo nkyɛn,
2De rekɔma ahotefo a wɔwɔ Kolose a wɔyɛ Kristo mu agyidifo no:
Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn nka mo.
Aseda Ne Mpaebɔ
3Bere biara a yɛbɔ mpae ma mo no, yɛda Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no ase. 4Efisɛ yɛate mo gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Kristo Yesu mu, ne dɔ a modɔ ahotefo no. 5Da a edi kan a motee Asɛmpa no munyaa mu anidaso a ɛwɔ hɔ ma mo no. Enti mo gyidi ne mo dɔ a mowɔ no gyina mo anidaso a mowɔ a wɔakora no wɔ ɔsoro ama mo no so. 6Efi da a edi kan a motee Onyankopɔn adom na muhuu sɛnea ɛte no, Asɛmpa no de nhyira abrɛ wiase mmaa nyinaa, na trɛw ara na ɛretrɛw sɛnea muhu no wɔ mo mu no. 7Ɛnam Epafra a ɔyɛ yɛn nua somfo a ɔde gyidi yɛ Kristo adwuma ma yɛn no so na muhuu eyi. 8Ɔkaa ɔdɔ a Honhom no de ama mo no kyerɛɛ yɛn.
9Esiane saa nti, efi bere a yɛtee mo nka no, yɛbɔ mpae ma mo daa. Yɛsrɛɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ omfi ne pɛ mu mma mo nyansa ne ntease a ne Honhom de ma no. 10Ɛba saa a na mubetumi atena ase sɛnea Awurade hwehwɛ na bere biara nso, mobɛyɛ nea ɛsɔ nʼani. Dwuma biara a mubedi no, ɛbɛsow aba pa na mubenyin wɔ Onyankopɔn ho nimdeɛ mu. 11Yɛrebɔ mpae nso sɛ ne tumi ne nʼahoɔden bɛhyɛ mo ma na moatumi de Awurade mu ahosɛpɛw ne boasetɔ agyina biribiara ano. 12Momfa ahosɛpɛw nna Agya no a ɛnam ne so nti moanya nea wakora so ama nʼahotewfo a wɔwɔ ne hann no mu no bi no ase. 13Ogyee yɛn fii sum tumi ase de yɛn baa ne Dɔba no Ahenni mu dwoodwoo. 14Ne mu na yenya ogye. Ne mu nso na yenya bɔnefakyɛ.
15Kristo yɛ Onyankopɔn a wonhu no no sɛso. Ɔno ne abɔde nyinaa farebae. 16Efisɛ ɛnam ne so na Onyankopɔn bɔɔ biribiara a ɛwɔ ɔsoro ne asase so, nea wohu ne nea wonhu, honhom mu atumfo, awuranom ne ahemfo. Onyankopɔn nam ne so na ɔbɔɔ wiase nyinaa na ɔbɔ maa no nso. 17Na ɔwɔ hɔ ansa na wɔrebɔ biribiara, na ne mu na biribiara nya nʼafa pɛpɛɛpɛ. 18Asafo no yɛ ne nipadua, na ɔno na ɔyɛ asafo no ti. Ɔno na nipadua no nkwa fi. Ɔno ne Abakan a wonyan no fii awufo mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ɔno nko ara bedi ade nyinaa mu kan. 19Efisɛ Onyankopɔn no ani gye sɛ Ɔba no wɔ ne su nyinaa wɔ ne mu. 20Ɛnam ne Ba no so na Onyankopɔn fi ne pɛ mu de wiase nyinaa san bɛhyɛɛ ɔno ankasa ase. Onyankopɔn nam ne Ba no wu a owui wɔ asennua so no de asomdwoe bae, enti ɔde nneɛma a ɛwɔ asase so ne ɔsoro nyinaa ahyɛ nʼase.
21Bere bi a atwam no, esiane sɛ na moyɛ bɔne na modwene bɔne ho nti, na mo ne Onyankopɔn ntam kwan ware a na moyɛ nʼatamfo nso. 22Nanso ɛnam ne Ba no wu so nti Onyankopɔn afa mo nnamfo, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mobɛyɛ kronkron a bɔne biara nni mo ho wɔ nʼanim. 23Ɛsɛ sɛ mokɔ so ma mo gyidi mu yɛ den. Mommma ho kwan mma mo anidaso a munyaa no da a edi kan a motee Asɛmpa no nhinhim. Saa Asɛmpa a wɔka kyerɛ nnipa nyinaa yi nti na me, Paulo, mebɛyɛɛ ɔsomfo no.
Paulo Brɛ Asafo No Ho
24Ɛyɛ me anigye sɛ merebrɛ mo ho. Menam me honam mu amane a merehu no so retoa Kristo amane a ohuu wɔ ne honam mu maa nʼasafo no so. 25Onyankopɔn a mo yiyedi nti ɔde saa dwuma yi hyɛɛ me nsa no ayɛ me asafo no somfo. Dwumadi no yɛ nʼasɛm no ka, 26a ɛyɛ ahintasɛm a mfe bebree a atwam no, ɔde hintaw adesamma, nanso afei de, wada no adi akyerɛ nʼahotewfo. 27Onyankopɔn nhyehyɛe ne sɛ, ɔbɛda nʼahintasɛm a nnepa ne anuonyam wɔ mu no adi akyerɛ Amanamanmufo nso. Ahintasɛm no ne sɛ: Kristo te mo mu, a ne nkyerɛase ne sɛ, yɛwɔ anidaso sɛ yɛn nsa bɛka Onyankopɔn anuonyam no bi.
28Ɛno nti yɛka Kristo ho asɛm kyerɛ nnipa nyinaa. Yɛnam adwene pa so bɔ obiara kɔkɔ, kyerɛkyerɛ, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a obiara a yɛde no bɛhyɛ Onyankopɔn nsa no bɛyɛ pɛ wɔ Kristo mu. 29Ɛno nti na menam Kristo tumi sononko a ɔde ma me no so yɛ adwumaden.