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

  • 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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