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

  • Ray321
    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 26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: Paul is a minister to the Church of Collosians, ministering the secrets that Jesus told him. Now the mystery is revealed.
  • Steve morrow
    --- WHO GETS IN --- COLOSSIANS 1:21 AND YOU THAT WERE SOMETIME ALIENATED AND ENEMIES IN YOUR MIND BY WICKED WORKS YET NOW HATH HE RECONCILED 1:22 IN THE BODY OF HIS FLESH THROUGH DEATH TO PRESENT YOU HOLY AND UNBLAMEABLE AND UNREPROVEABLE IN HIS SIGHT
  • Steve morrow
    COLOSSIANS 1:23 --- IF YOU CONTINUE IN THE FAITH GROUNDED AND SETTLED AND BE NOT MOVED AWAY FROM THE HOPE OF THE GOSPEL WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD AND WHICH WAS PREACHED TO EVERY CREATURE WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER****MARK 8:35 FOR WHOSOEVER WILL SAVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT BUT WHOSOEVER SHALL LOSE HIS LIFE --- FOR MY SAKE AND THE GOSPELS --- THE SAME SHALL SAVE IT
  • Lu2677
    Felicia;In this chapter Colossians 1;10-29 has some answers to your question. We are given an opportunity to quickly have info at our fingertips; if you haven't used it yet, try the search button above. Type in the words you are asking about one at a time;you will have all the verse that contains the word knowledge, or wisdom etc. It is not 100% but it is a good start. Choose context or chapter.
  • A disciple
    Additionally, Haven't you read the Prophets? or much of the Evangelists' Narratives? If the LORD could not communicate to people "before they're saved" how in the world could ANYONE ever get saved? How does one believe in Someone or something without any understanding? God is the Author of Order, and Intelligence, just as He is the Author and Creator of our souls, which He made in His image.
  • A disciple
    Bruce; When did the Lord Jesus ever turn someone away and not answer their question? In fact just the opposite of what you say, Jesus always answered everyone; even when the word was apparently too high for them to grasp it. It's the Spirit's business to move upon the inward parts of people; it's our part, whoever has His Word, to speak His word faithfully. Let God be in charge of His own things!

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