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

  • Wayne
    The way things are going you just might get that wish fulfilled.
  • 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.

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