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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 1:1

    CHAPTERS: Colossians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29




    King James Bible - Colossians 1:1

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

    World English Bible

    Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 1:1

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, a brother,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3972 αποστολος 652 ιησου 2424 χριστου 5547 δια 1223 θεληματος 2307 θεου 2316 και 2532 τιμοθεος 5095 ο 3588 αδελφος 80

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (1) -
    Ro 1:1 1Co 1:1 2Co 1:1 Eph 1:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:1

    ¶ Pablo, apstol de Jess, el Cristo, por la voluntad de Dios, y el hermano Timoteo,

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 1:1

    Verse 1.
    Paul, an apostle-by the will of God] As the word apostolov, apostle, signifies one sent, an envoy or messenger, any person or persons may be the senders: but the word is particularly restrained to the messengers of the everlasting Gospel, sent immediately from God himself; and this is what St. Paul particularly remarks here when he calls himself an apostle by the will of God; signifying that he had derived his commission from an express volition or purpose of the Almighty.

    And Timotheus] Though Timothy is here joined in the salutation, yet he has never been understood as having any part in composing this epistle.

    He has been considered as the amanuensis or scribe of the apostle.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ , etc.] The apostle puts his name to this epistle, by which he was known in the Gentile world, as he usually does in all his epistles; and styles himself an apostle, as he was, having seen Christ in person, and received his commission, doctrine, and qualifications immediately from him, with a power of doing miracles to confirm the truth of his mission. This he chose to make mention of, partly because the false teachers everywhere insinuated that he was not an apostle; and partly to give the greater sanction and authority, and command the greater regard and credit to what he should say; as well as to excuse his freedom in writing to them whom he had never seen, since he was an apostle of the Gentiles, and so to them; (see Romans 11:13 Timothy 2:7 2 Timothy 1:11); he calls himself an apostle of Jesus Christ; not of men, he was not sent out by men, but by Christ, who appeared to him, made him a minister of his, gave him his Gospel by revelation, abundantly qualified him for the work, sent him forth unto the Gentiles, in whose name he went as an ambassador and messenger of his, and whom he preached, and by whom he was greatly succeeded, to the conversion of many souls, who were seals of his apostleship in every place, ( 1 Corinthians 9:2): into which office he came by the will of God ; not by the will of men, for he derived no authority and power, nor received any doctrine from men; nor by his own will, of his own head, by any usurpation of his; he did not take this office upon him of himself, but was invested with it, according to the secret will and purpose of God, from everlasting, who had ordained and appointed him to this service, and according to his will of command made known to him in time, when he told him what he should do, and openly separated, and sent him forth to do the work he had called him to; and which arose not from any merits or worthiness of the apostle, but from the sovereign good will and pleasure, free grace and favour, of God, to which the apostle continually ascribes it in all his epistles: and Timotheus [our] brother ; who joined with the apostle in this epistle, and whom he calls a brother; partly because of the Christian relation he stood in to him, and them, they being all brethren, children of the same Father, partakers of the same grace of regeneration, belonging to the same family, and so should own and love one another as brethren; and partly and chiefly because of his being a brother, companion, fellow soldier, and a fellow labourer in the Gospel. He mentions him, either because he was known unto them, or that he might be so; and to show the agreement there was between them in the doctrine of Christ, which might have the greater weight with them to abide in it.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - All true
    Christians are brethren one to another. Faithfulness run through every character and relation of the Christian life. Faith hope, and love, are the three principal graces in the Christian life and proper matter for prayer and thanksgiving. The more we fix ou hopes on the reward in the other world, the more free shall we be in doing good with our earthly treasure. It was treasured up for them, n enemy could deprive them of it. The gospel is the word of truth, and we may safely venture our souls upon it. And all who hear the word of the gospel, ought to bring forth the fruit of the gospel, obey it, and have their principles and lives formed according to it. Worldly love arises either from views of interest or from likeness in manners; carnal love from the appetite for pleasure. To these, something corrupt, selfish and base always cleaves. But Christian love arises from the Holy Spirit, and is full of holiness. (Col 1:9-14)

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:1 {Of
    Christ Jesus} (cristou iesou). this order in the later epistles shows that cristos is now regarded as a proper name and not just a verbal adjective (Anointed One, Messiah). Paul describes himself because he is unknown to the Colossians, not because of attack as in #Ga 1:1. {Timothy} (timoqeos). Mentioned as in I and II Thess. when in Corinth, II Cor. when in Macedonia, Phil. and Philemon when in Rome as here.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


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