Colossians 1:25

“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Whereof I am made a Minister, according to the dispensation of God, which is giuen to mee for you, to fulfill the word of God:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Of {this church} I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the {preaching of} the word of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfil the word of God,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Of which I became a servant by the purpose of God which was given to me for you, to give effect to the word of God,
- Basic English Bible

of which *I* became minister, according to the dispensation of God which [is] given me towards you to complete the word of God,
- Darby Bible

Of which I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;
- Webster's Bible

I have been appointed to serve the Church in the position of responsibility entrusted to me by God for your benefit, so that I may fully deliver God's Message--
- Weymouth Bible

of which I was made a servant, according to the stewardship of God which was given me toward you, to fulfill the word of God,
- World English Bible

Of which Y Poul am maad mynystre bi the dispensacioun of God, that is youun to me in you,
- Wycliffe Bible

of which I -- I did become a ministrant according to the dispensation of God, that was given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:25


1:25 According to the dispensation of God which is given me - Or, the stewardship with which I am intrusted.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:25


Col 1:25 According to the dispensation. God made him a minister of the church. That ministry was a "stewardship" (dispensation) committed to him. He refers to the great responsibility of the apostolic office. He as a "steward of the grace of God" (Eph 3:2). To fulfil the word of God. Not only to do what the word required, but to preach the word everywhere.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • Felicia
    Abel, Jennifer and Dewey, Yes, Christ is the firstborn of every creature therefore if any man is in Christ he is a new creation also 2 Cor. 5:17, the old lifestyle is gone so we must endeavor to live above reproach. Christ has His livestream in us to enable us live this new life to glorify God. Praise Jesus!
  • Mother Geraldine Cole
    Praise the Lord who knew me before I was born now that I am saved its my dutie to follow after him and allow the Holy Ghost to lead me and not man nor my flesh I must be fair and willing to answers all men and women with a Godly attitude and walk in wisdoms with all people it is not my Job to Saved any one no man can come unto the father unless he draw them it the way we love one another that show
  • 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.
  • 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 : .

Bible Options