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.
1Bulus, wanda Allah ya zaɓa don yă zama manzon Kiristi Yesu, da kuma daga Timoti ɗan’uwanmu,
2Zuwa ga tsarkaka da kuma amintattun ’yan’uwa cikin Kiristi da suke a Kolossi.
Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu, su kasance tare da ku.1.2 Waɗansu rubuce-rubucen hannu na dā suna da Uba da Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi
Godiya da addu’a
3Kullum muna gode wa Allah, Uban Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, sa’ad da muke addu’a dominku. 4Gama mun ji labarin bangaskiyarku a cikin Yesu Kiristi da kuma ƙaunar da kuke yi saboda dukan tsarkaka. 5Kuna yin haka ne kuwa domin abin da kuke bege yana a ajiye a sama. Kun riga kun ji game da wannan bege sa’ad da kuka gaskata saƙon nan na gaskiya wanda shi ne bisharar 6da ta zo muku. Ko’ina a duniya wannan bishara tana yi ta haihuwa tana kuma girma, kamar yadda take yi a cikinku tun daga ranar da kuka ji ta kuka kuma fahimci alherin Allah cikin dukan gaskiyarta. 7Kun koyi wannan gaskiya daga wurin Efafaras, ƙaunataccen abokin hidimarmu, wanda yake amintacce mai hidimar Kiristi a madadinmu, 8wanda kuma ya faɗa mana ƙaunar da kuke yi cikin Ruhu.
9Shi ya sa tun daga ranar da muka sami labarin, ba mu fasa yin addu’a dominku ba. Kullum muna roƙon Allah yă sa ku san kome da yake so ku yi, domin ku sami hikima ta Ruhu, ku kuma sami ganewar kome duka. 10Ta haka za ku yi rayuwa wadda ta dace da Ubangiji, ku kuma gamshe shi a ta kowace hanya, kuna yin aiki mai kyau ta kowace hanya, kuna kuma yin girma cikin sanin Allah. 11Allah yă ƙarfafa ku da dukan iko bisa ga ɗaukakar ƙarfinsa domin ku kasance da jimrewa sosai da kuma haƙuri, cikin farin ciki 12kuna gode wa Uba, wanda ya sa kuka cancanci ku sami rabo a gādon tsarkaka a cikin mulkin haske. 13Gama ya riga ya cece mu daga mulkin duhu ya kuma kawo mu cikin mulkin Ɗan da yake ƙauna, 14wanda ta wurinsa muka sami fansa da kuma gafarar zunubai.
15Kiristi shi ne surar da ake gani na Allah wanda ba a iya gani, ɗan fari a kan dukan halitta. 16Ta wurinsa aka halicci dukan abu, abubuwan da suke cikin sama da abubuwan da suke a duniya, waɗanda ake gani, da waɗanda ba a gani, ko kursiyoyi ko ikoki ko masu mulki ko hukumomi; an halicci dukan abu ta wurinsa da kuma dominsa ne. 17Ya kasance kafin dukan abu, kuma a cikinsa ne dukan abubuwa suke a harhaɗe. 18Shi ne kuma kan ikkilisiya, wadda take jikinsa. Shi ne mafari da kuma na farko da ya tashi daga matattu, domin a cikin kowane abu yă zama mafifici. 19Gama Allah ya ji daɗi yă sa dukan cikarsa ta kasance a cikin Kiristi, 20ta wurin Kiristi ne ya komar da kome zuwa ga kansa. Ya kawo salama ga abubuwan da suke ƙasa da abubuwan da suke sama, ta wurin jinin Kiristi da ya zubar a kan gicciye.
21A dā kuna a ware da Allah, kuka kuma zama abokan gāba a cikin tunaninku saboda mugun halinku. 22Amma Ɗansa ya zama mutum ya kuma mutu. Saboda haka Allah ya yi sulhu da ku, yanzu kuwa ya bar ku ku tsaya a gabansa da tsarki, marasa aibi, da kuma marasa abin zargi. 23Sai ku ci gaba cikin bangaskiyarku, kuna tsaye a kafe kuma tsayayyu, ba tare da gusawa daga begen da kuka ji daga bishara ba. Wannan ita ce bisharar da kuka ji wadda aka yi shelarta ga kowace halittar da take ƙarƙashin sama, wadda kuma ni Bulus, na zama mai hidimarta.
Hidimar Bulus ga ikkilisiya
24Yanzu, ina farin ciki saboda wuyar da nake sha dominku, don ta wurin wuyan nan zan cika abin da ya rage na wuyar da Kiristi ya sha saboda jikinsa, wato, ikkilisiya. 25Na zama mai hidimar ikkilisiya bisa ga aikin nan da Allah ya ba ni amana saboda ku, domin in sanar da maganar Allah sosai. 26Wannan magana da nake gaya muku asiri ne da yake a ɓoye tun zamanai masu yawa, wanda yanzu aka bayyana ga tsarkaka. 27Su ne Allah ya so yă sanar da yadda irin yalwar ɗaukakar asirin nan take a cikin al’ummai, asirin nan kuwa shi ne Kiristi a cikinku, begen ɗaukakar da za a bayyana.
28Saboda haka ko’ina muka tafi, muna shela, muna gargaɗi, muna kuma koyar da kowa da dukan hikima, don mu miƙa kowa cikakke a cikin Kiristi. 29Don haka ne ina fama, ina kuma ƙoƙari da duk ƙarfin nan da Kiristi ya ba ni.