Colossians 1:25
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New International Version
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness--

New Living Translation
God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his entire message to you.

English Standard Version
of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,

Berean Study Bible
I became its servant by the commission God gave me to fully proclaim to you the word of God,

Berean Literal Bible
of which I became a minister according to the administration of God having been given me toward you, to complete the word of God,

New American Standard Bible
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have become its servant, according to God's administration that was given to me for you, to make God's message fully known,

International Standard Version
I became its servant as God commissioned me to work for you, so that I may complete my ministry of the word of God.

NET Bible
I became a servant of the church according to the stewardship from God--given to me for you--in order to complete the word of God,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Of which I am a Minister, according to the administration of God which is given to me among you, that I would fulfill the word of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I became a servant of the church when God gave me the work of telling you his entire message.

New American Standard 1977
Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God,

Jubilee Bible 2000
of which I am made a minister by the dispensation of God which is given to me in you, to fulfil the word of God,

King James 2000 Bible
Of which I am made a minister, according to the commission of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God;

American King James Version
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
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,

Douay-Rheims Bible
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:

Darby Bible Translation
of which I became minister, according to the dispensation of God which [is] given me towards you to complete the word of God,

English Revised Version
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,

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;

Weymouth New Testament
I have been appointed to serve the Church in the position of responsibility entrusted to me by God for your benefit, so that I may fully deliver God's Message--

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,

Young's Literal Translation
of which I -- I did become a ministrant according to the dispensation of God, that was given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God,
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering for the Church
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. 25I became its servant by the commission God gave me to fully proclaim to you the word of God, 26the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints,…
Word Study

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

Probably from an obsolete diako; an attendant, i.e. a waiter; specially, a Christian teacher and pastor.

according to
kata (Prep)
A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

administration
oikonomian (N-AFS)
Management of household affairs, stewardship, administration. From oikonomos; administration; specially, a "economy".

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

having been given
dotheisan (V-APP-AFS)
To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:24-29 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 other accounts; for we do but slightly taste that cup of afflictions of which Christ first drank deeply. A Christian may be said to fill up that 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 us mysteries hidden from ages and generations, and has showed the riches of his glory among us. As Christ is preached among us, let us seriously inquire, whether he dwells and reigns in us; for this alone can warrant our assured hope of his glory. We must be faithful to death, through all trials, that we may receive the crown of life, and obtain the end of our faith, the salvation of our souls.
Cross References
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.

1 Corinthians 9:17
If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility.

Ephesians 3:2
Surely you have heard about the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you,

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.

Colossians 1:23
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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;

I am.

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall …

according.

Romans 15:15-18 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in …

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against …

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

Ephesians 3:2 If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is …

to fulfil. or, fully to preach.

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; …

2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

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