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Colossians 1:3-4

3. Εὐχαριστοῦμεν τῷ θεῷ πατρὶ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ πάντοτε περὶ ὑμῶν προσευχόμενοι

   We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, always praying for you,

  • Εὐχαριστοῦμεν (εὐχαριστέω verb - to give thanks) present active indicative plural "We give thanks".
  • περὶ with the genetive can be translated as "for" showing advantage/representaion.


4. ἀκούσαντες τὴν πίστιν ὑμῶν ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην ἣν ἔχετε εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους

having heard about your faith in Christ Jesus, and the love that you have for all the Holy Ones,

  • ἀκούσαντες (ἀκούω verb - to listen) Aorist Active Participle Nominative Masculine Plural. "(We) having heard" 
  • εἰς with the accusative can be translated "for" showing reference.

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