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13.md 867B

Connecting Statement:

Paul talks about the ways in which Christ is excellent.

He has rescued

“God the Father has rescued”

the dominion of darkness

“Darkness” here is a metonym for evil. AT: “the area controlled by evil forces” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

his beloved Son

“God the Father’s beloved Son, Jesus Christ”

In his Son we have redemption

Paul often speaks as if the believers were “in” Jesus Christ or “in” God. AT: “By means of his Son we have redemption” (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

redemption, the forgiveness of sins

“redemption; his Son forgives our sins” or “redemption; the Father forgives us through his Son”


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/kingdom
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/redeem
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/forgive
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/sin