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

  • 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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