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Colossians 1:25

    Colossians 1:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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,

    Webster's Revision

    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,

    World English 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,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfill the word of God,

    Definitions for Colossians 1:25

    Dispensation - An arrangement of things; a scheme.
    Minister - Servants.

    Clarke's Commentary on Colossians 1:25

    Whereof I am made a minister - Having received especial commission from God to preach salvation to the Gentiles.

    According to the dispensation - Κατα την οικονομιαν· According to the Gospel economy or institution; the scheme or plan of salvation by Christ crucified.

    To fulfill the word of God - The Greek πληρωσαι τον λογον του Θεου may be translated, fully to preach the doctrine of God. See Romans 15:19, and the note there. Were we to take the word in its common meaning, it might signify to accomplish the purpose of God, as predicted by the prophets.

    Barnes' Notes on Colossians 1:25

    According to the dispensation of God - The arrangement which God has made. That is, he designed that the gospel should be preached to the Gentiles, and, in accordance with that arrangement, he has called me to be a minister. Notes, Ephesians 3:2.

    To fulfil the word of God - Margin, "fully to preach." The Greek is, "to fill up the word of God;" the meaning is, "fully to teach and promulgate the gospel;" compare the notes at Romans 15:19.

    Wesley's Notes on Colossians 1:25

    1:25 According to the dispensation of God which is given me - Or, the stewardship with which I am intrusted.