Colossians 1:23
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New International Version
if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

New Living Translation
But you must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don't drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God's servant to proclaim it.

English Standard Version
if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Berean Study Bible
if indeed you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope of the gospel you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Berean Literal Bible
if indeed you continue in the faith, established and firm, and not being moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, having been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I Paul have become a minister.

New American Standard Bible
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

King James Bible
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
if indeed you remain grounded and steadfast in the faith and are not shifted away from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become a servant of it.

International Standard Version
However, you must remain firmly established and steadfast in the faith, without being moved from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

NET Bible
if indeed you remain in the faith, established and firm, without shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard. This gospel has also been preached in all creation under heaven, and I, Paul, have become its servant.

New Heart English Bible
if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you continue in your faith while your foundation is true, and you are not moved from the hope of The Gospel which you heard, which has been preached in all creation under Heaven, that of which I, Paulus, have become a Minister.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is on the condition that you continue in faith without being moved from the solid foundation of the hope that the Good News contains. You've heard this Good News of which I, Paul, became a servant. It has been spread throughout all creation under heaven.

New American Standard 1977
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.

Jubilee Bible 2000
if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard and which is preached to every creature which is under heaven, of which I Paul am made a minister,

King James 2000 Bible
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 who is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If so ye continue in the faith, grounded and settled, and immoveable from the hope of the gospel which you have heard, which is preached in all the creation that is under heaven, whereof I Paul am made a minister.

Darby Bible Translation
if indeed ye abide in the faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creation which [is] under heaven, of which I Paul became minister.

English Revised Version
if so be that ye continue in the faith, grounded and stedfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under heaven; whereof I Paul was made a minister.

Webster's Bible Translation
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached to every creature which is under heaven; of which I Paul am made a minister;

Weymouth New Testament
if, indeed, you are still firmly holding to faith as your foundation, without ever shifting from your hope that rests on the Good News that you have heard, which has been proclaimed in the whole creation under Heaven, and in which I Paul have been appointed to serve.

World English Bible
if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven; of which I, Paul, was made a servant.

Young's Literal Translation
if also ye remain in the faith, being founded and settled, and not moved away from the hope of the good news, which ye heard, which was preached in all the creation that is under the heaven, of which I became -- I Paul -- a ministrant.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:15-23 Christ in his human nature, is the visible discovery of the invisible God, and he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father. Let us adore these mysteries in humble faith, and behold the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus. He was born or begotten before all the creation, before any creature was made; which is the Scripture way of representing eternity, and by which the eternity of God is represented to us. All things being created by Him, were created for him; being made by his power, they were made according to his pleasure, and for his praise and glory. He not only created them all at first, but it is by the word of his power that they are upheld. Christ as Mediator is the Head of the body, the church; all grace and strength are from him; and the church is his body. All fulness dwells in him; a fulness of merit and righteousness, of strength and grace for us. God showed his justice in requiring full satisfaction. This mode of redeeming mankind by the death of Christ was most suitable. Here is presented to our view the method of being reconciled. And that, notwithstanding the hatred of sin on God's part, it pleased God to reconcile fallen man to himself. If convinced that we were enemies in our minds by wicked works, and that we are now reconciled to God by the sacrifice and death of Christ in our nature, we shall not attempt to explain away, nor yet think fully to comprehend these mysteries; but we shall see the glory of this plan of redemption, and rejoice in the hope set before us. If this be so, that God's love is so great to us, what shall we do now for God? Be frequent in prayer, and abound in holy duties; and live no more to yourselves, but to Christ. Christ died for us. But wherefore? That we should still live in sin? No; but that we should die to sin, and live henceforth not to ourselves, but to Him.
Study Bible
The Supremacy of Christ
22But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy, unblemished, and blameless in His presence— 23if indeed you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope of the gospel you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. 24Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the church.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Mark 16:15
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 2:5
Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.

Romans 10:18
But I ask, did they not hear? Indeed they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world."

1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as the Lord has assigned to each his role.

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now by the mildness and gentleness of Christ I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am humble when face to face with you, but bold when away.

Ephesians 3:7
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace, given me through the working of His power.

Ephesians 3:17
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love,

Colossians 1:5
springing from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel
Treasury of Scripture

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;

ye continue.

Psalm 92:13,14 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in …

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead …

Ezekiel 18:26 When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits …

Hosea 6:3,4 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth …

Zephaniah 1:6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have …

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke 8:13-15 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word …

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

John 8:30-32 As he spoke these words, many believed on him…

John 15:9,10 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue you in my love…

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Galatians 5:7 You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall …

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your …

Hebrews 3:6,14 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we…

Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into …

Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul …

1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready …

2 Peter 2:18-22 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and …

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

grounded.

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as you …

Matthew 7:24,25 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will …

Luke 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and dig deep, and laid the …

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows to an holy temple …

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted …

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that …

moved.

John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves …

the hope.

Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard …

Romans 5:5 And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad …

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know …

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate …

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

Titus 3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according …

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, …

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

to.

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world …

Mark 16:15 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into …

under.

Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you …

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, …

Lamentations 3:66 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

Acts 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every …

Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other …

whereof.

Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God …

Acts 1:17,25 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry…

Acts 26:16 But rise, and stand on your feet: for I have appeared to you for this purpose…

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

1 Corinthians 4:1-3 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards …

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of …

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus …

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace …

1 Timothy 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has enabled me, for that he …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11,12 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

2 Timothy 4:5,6 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an …

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