Colossians 1:3
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English Standard Version
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. We give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Weymouth New Testament
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, constantly praying for you as we do,

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Vincent's Word Studies

And the Father

Some of the best texts omit and. So Rev. The form with and is the more common. Compare Colossians 3:17.

Praying always for you

Rather connect always with we give thanks, and render we give thanks for you always, praying, or in our prayers. According to the Greek order, praying for you (as Rev. and A.V.), would make for you unduly emphatic.

Colossians 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

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give.

Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world...

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

Philippians 1:3-5 I thank my God on every remembrance of you...

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

praying.

Colossians 1:9,13 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

Ephesians 3:14-19 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment...

1 Thessalonians 3:10-13 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith...

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

Romans 15:6
that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

Ephesians 6:18
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

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