3 aWe give thanks to God, bthe Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 asince we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the blove which you have 1for call the 2saints;
5 because of the ahope blaid up for you in 1heaven, of which you previously cheard in the word of truth, 2the gospel
6 which has come to you, just as 1ain all the world also it is constantly bearing bfruit and 2increasing, even as it has been doing in you also since the day you cheard of it and 3understood the grace of God in truth;
7 just as you learned it from aEpaphras, our bbeloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
8 and he also informed us of your alove in the Spirit.