King James Bible - New Testament Colossians
Paul writes to Colosse to speak of Christ.
Paul wishes to help the Colossians walk better in the image of Jesus. Jesus is:
"...the head of the body, the church; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased that Father that in him should all fullness dwell." Colossians, 1:18-9
The Colossians have been alienated occasionally by their sins. Paul wants to lead them back to the Church. He feels great conflict; he wants them to be rooted in Christ so that no man may lead them astray with beguiling words. They have been oppressed by some but this should keep them together. Paul calls on them to rise with Christ and keep others to his commandments. Woman should submit to their husbands, children to their parents. Everyone should submit to God. He asks them to continue praying. He speaks of his friends in the region and salutes them all.