D. The Mystery of God
1 For I want you to know how great a astruggle I have for you and for those in bLaodicea, even all who have not seen my face in the flesh,
2 That their hearts may be 1acomforted, they being knit together in 2love and unto all the 3riches of the 4bfull assurance of understanding, unto the full knowledge of the 5cmystery of God, Christ,
3 In whom all the treasures of 1awisdom and knowledge are hidden.
4 This I say that no one may 1delude you with 2apersuasive speech.
5 For even though I am absent in the flesh, yet in the 1aspirit I am with you, rejoicing and seeing your order and the solid basis of your faith 2in Christ.
6 As therefore you have 1areceived the Christ, Jesus the Lord, 2bwalk in Him,
7 Having been 1arooted and being bbuilt up in Him, and being established 2in the faith even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.