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Colossians 1:7

“As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As yee also learned of Epaphras our deare felow seruant, who is for you a faithfull Minister of Christ:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

just as you learned {it} from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even as ye learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow-servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
- American Standard Version (1901)

As it was given to you by Epaphras, our well-loved helper, who is a true servant of Christ for us,
- Basic English Bible

even as ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellow-bondman, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you,
- Darby Bible

As ye also learned from Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
- Webster's Bible

as you learned it from Epaphras our dearly-loved fellow servant. He is to you a faithful minister of Christ in our stead,
- Weymouth Bible

even as you learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
- World English Bible

As ye lerneden of Epafras, oure felawe most dereworthe, which is a trewe mynystre of Jhesu Crist for you;
- Wycliffe Bible

as ye also learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful ministrant of the Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Colossians 1:7

1:7 The fellowservant - Of Paul and Timotheus.

People's Bible Notes for Colossians 1:7

Col 1:7 As ye also learned of Epaphras. "Also" in the Common Version is not found in the best MSS. They had learned of the gospel, its truth, its hope, and fruit from Epaphras, who probably planted the church under Paul's direction. Where he was converted we are not informed, but possibly at Ephesus, the capital of the province, during Paul's stay of three years there. Some have held that he is the same as the Epaphroditus of Php 2:25; 4:18, but this is not probable. He is highly commended here and in Col 4:12 and in the latter place is identified with the Colossian church.

Discussion for Colossians 1

  • 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.
  • If God is a Spirit, why did He create things physical? If then God created all things for him, why did He put man on this earth with satan. Again a sprit with physical.
  • MockingBird for verse 16
    To me this verse is self explained. God is God !!! He created all things but He formed man from the dust of the earth !!! Praise God for all His wonderful works !!!

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