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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Colossians 1:25

    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 1:25

    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;

    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,

    Douay-Rheims - Colossians 1:25

    Whereof I am made a minister according to the dispensation of God, which is given me towards you, that I may fulfil the word of God:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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;

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3739 εγενομην 1096 5633 εγω 1473 διακονος 1249 κατα 2596 την 3588 οικονομιαν 3622 του 3588 θεου 2316 την 3588 δοθεισαν 1325 5685 μοι 3427 εις 1519 υμας 5209 πληρωσαι 4137 5658 τον 3588 λογον 3056 του 3588 θεου 2316

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (25) -
    :23 1Th 3:2 1Ti 4:6

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:25

    de la cual soy hecho ministro, por la dispensacin de Dios la cual me es dada en vosotros, para que cumpla la palabra de Dios;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Colossians 1:25

    Verse 25. Whereof I am made a
    minister] Having received especial commission from God to preach salvation to the Gentiles.

    According to the dispensation] kata thn oikonomian? According to the Gospel economy or institution; the scheme or plan of salvation by Christ crucified.

    To fulfill the word of God] The Greek plhrwsai qon logon tou qeou may be translated, fully to preach the doctrine of God. See Rom. xv. 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.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 25. Whereof I am made a minister , etc.] Not of Christ, or of the Gospel as before, though both were true; but of the churches for whose sake he endured afflictions; and which carries in it a reason of his suffering for them: he was not a saviour of the body, nor a redeemer of the church, nor Lord of it; but a minister, a servant of it, that ministered to it in holy things, in the word and ordinances; not a deacon, as the word, sometimes signifies, nor an ordinary minister, or a pastor of a particular church; but a minister of the church in general, being an apostle sent to preach the Gospel everywhere: he was made a minister of it, not by men, or anything he received from men; nor by himself, not by usurpation, he did not thrust himself into this office, or take it upon him of himself; but was put into it by Christ, who counted him faithful, he appeared to him, and made him a minister, qualified him for this office, called him to it, and sent him to perform it: and which he executed according to the dispensation of God : or divine economy, which denotes such an authority and administration as is used in a family. The church is God's family, it is called the house and household of God, and the household of faith, part of which is in heaven and part on earth; God is the householder or master of the family; Christ is the Son over his own house; ministers are stewards in it, and their work is to give to everyone their portion of meat in due season; their authority from God to do so, and the exercise of it, are the economy or dispensation of the Gospel committed to them: this is of God and not man, for none but God can give them a power to dispense it, and which is purely of his grace, called therefore the dispensation of the grace of God, ( Ephesians 3:2); and here said to be given, which is given to me for you ; not according to any merits of his, who was before a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an injurious person to Christ and his Gospel; but according to the pure grace of God, and that not for himself, but for the good of others, for the Gentiles especially, and so for the Colossians: to fulfil the word of God ; either the promises and prophecies contained in the word of God, respecting the preaching of the Gospel to the Gentiles, and their conversion by it; which had in a great measure their accomplishment through the ministry of the apostle: or to fill all places with the word of God and Gospel of Christ, as the apostle did from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, diffusing the savour of the knowledge of Christ in every place; and sinners being converted, churches were planted and daily filled with such as should be saved; or to preach fully and faithfully the Gospel, keeping back nothing that was profitable, but declaring the whole counsel of God, continuing faithful to it to the end, as he did: to fill up or fulfil words is an Hebraism, and signifies to confirm them, or act according to them; (see 1 Kings 1:14) and the Septuagint there.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 24-29 - Both the sufferings of the
    Head and of the members are called the sufferings of Christ, and make up, as it were, one body of sufferings But He suffered for the redemption of the church; we suffer on othe accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of whic Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up tha which remains of the sufferings of Christ, when he takes up his cross and after the pattern of Christ, bears patiently the afflictions God allots to him. Let us be thankful that God has made known to u mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riche of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriousl inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warran our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, throug all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the en of our faith, the salvation of our souls __________________________________________________________________

    Greek Textus Receptus

    3588 T-ASN μυστηριον 3466 N-ASN το 3588 T-ASN αποκεκρυμμενον 613 5772 V-RPP-ASN απο 575 PREP των 3588 T-GPM αιωνων 165 N-GPM και 2532 CONJ απο 575 PREP των 3588 T-GPF γενεων 1074 N-GPF νυνι 3570 ADV δε 1161 CONJ εφανερωθη 5319 5681 V-API-3S τοις 3588 T-DPM αγιοις 40 A-DPM αυτου 846 P-GSM

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:25 {According to the dispensation of
    God} (kata ten oikonomian tou qeou). "According to the economy of God." An old word from oikonomew, to be a house steward (oikos, nemw) as in #Lu 16:2-4; 1Co 9:17; Eph 1:9; 3:9. It was by God's stewardship that Paul was made a minister of Christ. {To fulfil the word of God} (plerwsai ton logon tou qeou). First aorist active infinitive of purpose (plerow), a fine phrase for a God-called preacher, to fill full or to give full scope to the Word of God. The preacher is an expert on the word of God by profession. See Paul's ideal about preaching in #2Th 3:1.

    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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