13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love
17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
16 For [a]by Him all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] and for Him.
17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.]
6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
5 Examine and test and
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”