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

  • 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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