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

  • Terry
    What is that hope of glory? Hope what is hope? Hope is that the love of Jesus Christ that true love will never fail.
  • Irene123
    To Jacko - quote, "He gave a part of Himself through Christ Jesus." unquote. Matt. 22:29; Col. 2:9; Jn. 3:34; Job 32:8. I had thought maybe you just hadn't seen these scriptures ..... ?
  • Jacko
    In full essences of Colossians, the Father has brought us in full circle back to HIMSELF! He gave apart of Himself through Christ Jesus. In doing so we come to a place of recognizing JESUS as the Son of God, therefore we humbly come before the throne of grace and recognize what JESUS did for us on the cross and after the cross. God has brought us back to HIMSELF. Our relationship is now with Him.
  • Steve morrow
    CONT--WHICH IS UNDER HEAVEN WHEREOF I PAUL AM MADE A MINISTER 1 JOHN 2:4 HE THAT SAITH I KNOW HIM AND KEEPETH NOT HIS COMMANDMENTS IS A LIAR AND THE TRUTH IS NOT IN HIM 2 thess 1:7 and to you who are troubled rest with us when the LORD JESUS shall be revealed from heavenwith HIS mighty angels 8 in flamingfire taking vengeance on them that know not GOD and that obey not the gospel of our LORD JESUS
  • Steve morrow
    colossians 1:21 and you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works yet now hath HE reconciled 22 in the body of HIS flesh through death to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in HIS sight 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 ...
  • Lilian
    In the beginning there is a word and the word was with God AND THE WORD WAS GOD. in the beginning. Thanks to the blood of Jesus i will praise you Jesus and obey your words until rapture for you are my rock and my salvation Amen

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