Colossians 1:1

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ, by þe will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, by the purpose of God, and Timothy our brother,
- Basic English Bible

Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus, by God's will, and Timotheus the brother,
- Darby Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
- Webster's Bible

Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God--and Timothy our brother:
- Weymouth Bible

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
- World English Bible

Poul, apostle of `Crist Jhesu, bi the wille of God,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:1

Col 1:1 The Preeminence of the Son SUMMARY OF COLOSSIANS 1: Greeting. Thanksgiving for the Faith of the Colossian Church. Prayer for Their Progress. Becoming Meet for the Inheritance of the Saints. In the Kingdom of the Son. The Glories of the Son. The Work of Christ on Reconciling Men to Himself. Joy in Sufferings. The Mystery Among the Gentiles. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God. Not by human appointment, but by divine. Timotheus, our brother. The other Epistles written at this time that Timothy was then in Rome. He is named six times in the address of Paul's letters to the churches: here and 2Co 1:1 Php 1:1 1Th 1:1 2Th 1:1 Phm 1.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Henderson nunnally
    Paul was a good man of god. He suffered time and time again for what he believed in. I wish I could be like Paul.
  • Patrick Godfrey
    The Lord my God Emmanuel brought to my mind a verse to read from this chapter YE ARE COMPLETE IN HIM , so I googled it to be empowered in my confidence and faith and sharing love for tbe church on line and tgere us no end blessing in this letter , I thank God for Paul, and one of my sons I named after him , thank u and bless u all in lov 4 the prince of peace and Everlasting Father Yashua Jesus
  • Eric maluleka
    Holy spirit gave life,understanding,wisdom and knowledge of GOD to human biengs and teachings us Christianity behaviour.
  • Anonymous
    I love the book of COLOSSIANS somehow I think give me a since of peace and
  • Bonyah Isaac
    To answer you Jo's,Please read Isaiah 55:8,9 and Romans 11:33,34. You cannot fanthom the nature and work of God.And God didnt put man on earth with Satan.Satan was overthrown from heaven due to his pride onto the earth.Read Isaiah 14:12-14,Ezekial 28:15-17,Rev.12:7-9.On earth he deceived Adam and Eve and sin originated which result in death and which means the separation between God and Man.In creation,God spoke and His Word brought those spoken things into existence.So everything,seen and unseen things were brought into existence by the Word of God.This word is Jesus Christ whom Paul said everything was created by Him and for Him.Hence we humans,been His inheritance,He became one of us to redeem us from sin and bring immortality to light.He accomplisd this upon his death and resurection when he defeated Satan who had the power over death-Heb.2:14-15,Rev.1:18.Now upon His return,he will punish Satan and those who refuse to obey him by sending them to eternal destruection.He will however glorify His Saint and we will assume His nature and be like him.He wl take us to heaven and there we will be with him forever.2Th1:8,9,1Jn.3:2,3,1Th.4:16-19,1Cor.15:51-54.Pls read all versus.
  • Bonyah Isaac
    Verse 16,17.In the begining God created everything by His Word.He Spoke and the Spoken Word brought seen things from unseen things.So all things came from God but His Word brought them into existence. This Word is Jesus the Son of God.This is why the gospel according to John recorded that "All things were made by Him and without Him was anything made that was made".So the Word brought everything into existence.This shows His superiority over creation.That why Paul said "He is the firstborn of creation,by Him all things were created".Our Lord Jesus Christ is our Life because He gave life to all things that came from the Father.Let us obey His commands so as to have eternal salvation for our souls.

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