Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,  Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.