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

  • Dewey J
    Jennifer, you are correct. Also this scripture is saying that Jesus Christ is and was truly God in the human body. John 1:1 In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. The Son part of the holy Trinity. Jesus accepted worship from men on earth. Phil. 2:6 Being found in the form of man he thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Glory be to God in the highest.
  • Jennifer
    Abel, Jesus said, ".... write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: ......." Rev.3:14. Jesus is the the beginning of God's creation. Which creation does he refer to? It is the new creation, of which Jesus is the firstborn from among the dead. Jesus is the head of the body of Christ, the new creation, made up of all his brethren.
  • Abel
    What does it mean in Colossians 1:15 when it says "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:"
  • TheTruth
    Brothers and Sisters let's be one of those Three Thousand believers and repent from are sins and turn to Jesus Christ let him become that light in your life Acts 2:37-41. ''Be saved from this corrupt generation.'' Don't add more to this fallen nation of darkness confess yourself to him nobody eles he is are salvation are only salvation in him we will live and truly find that true peace, that you won't find anywhere or in anything in this world. Romans 10:5-17 This flesh and bone and everything we have now is all temporal. Life itself here on earth is temporary so use your God given life wise time is leaving the hour glass. 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 there is hope for them that seek him diligent.
  • Librarygal143
    Thank you Jesus, with much love. Amen : .
  • Linda
    Only the blood of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior saves. Yet, one MUST be willing to submit, repent, confess there sins to GOD, and LOVE GOD with a true HEART to forgive.

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