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Colossians 1:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)

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] [a]love which you have for all the saints (God’s people);

Footnotes:

  1. 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.
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Colossians 1:4 New International Version (NIV)

because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people

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Colossians 2:2 Amplified Bible (AMP)

[For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] [a]love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the [b]mystery of God, that is, Christ,

Footnotes:

  1. Colossians 2:2 See note 1:4.
  2. Colossians 2:2 See note 1:26.
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Colossians 2:2 New International Version (NIV)

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

New International Version (NIV)

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