Colossians 1:1
New International Version
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

New Living Translation
This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy.

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

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

Berean Literal Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy the brother,

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

New King James Version
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

New American Standard Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

NASB 1995
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

NASB 1977
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

Amplified Bible
Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed) by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

Christian Standard Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God’s will, and Timothy our brother:

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Paul, an Apostle of Yeshua The Messiah by the will of God, and brother Timotheus,

Contemporary English Version
From Paul, chosen by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from Timothy, who is also a follower.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, a brother,

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

Good News Translation
From Paul, who by God's will is an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy--

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by God's will, and from our brother Timothy.

International Standard Version
From: Paul, an apostle of the Messiah Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother.

Literal Standard Version
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother,

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

New Heart English Bible
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

Weymouth New Testament
Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God--and Timothy our brother:

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

Young's Literal Translation
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timotheus the brother,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Greetings from Paul and Timothy
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.…

Cross References
Acts 16:1
Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where he found a disciple named Timothy, the son of a believing Jewish woman and a Greek father.

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker,

Hebrews 13:23
Be aware that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.


Treasury of Scripture

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

an.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

1 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

Timotheus.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

1 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 1:1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:









(1) Timotheus our brother.--Except in the mention of Timotheus (as in the other Epistles of the captivity; see Philippians 1:1; Philemon 1:1), the salutation is almost verbally coincident with the opening of the Epistle to the Ephesians (where see Note). The mention of Timotheus here, and the omission of his name there, mark the difference in character between the two Epistles. In a special Epistle like this Timotheus would be joined with St. Paul as usual. In a general Epistle to the churches of Asia, the Apostle alone could rightly speak.

Verse 1. - Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus through God's will, and Timothy the brother (Ephesians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1). The apostle designates himself by his office, as always, except in the Macedonian Epistles and the letter of private friendship to Philemon. Timothy shares also in the greeting of the Epistle to Philemon, probably a leading member of the Colossian Church (comp. Colossians 4:9, 17 with Philemon 1:2, 10-12). During St. Paul's long residence at Ephesus Timothy was with him (Acts 19:22), and there, probably, Philemon had come under his influence (see Introduction, § 2), and made Timothy's acquaintance. There was, therefore, at least one link of acquaintance between "Timothy the brother" and "the saints in Colossae" (comp. Philippians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1; 1 and 2 Thessalonians 1:1, where his name appears in the same way). The honourable prominence thus given to Timothy marked him out for future leadership in the Church (1 Timothy 1:3, 18; 2 Timothy 2:2; 2 Timothy 4:2, 5, 6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Paul,
Παῦλος (Paulos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3972: Paul, Paulus. Of Latin origin; Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle.

an apostle
ἀπόστολος (apostolos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

of Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦ (Iēsou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

by
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

[the] will
θελήματος (thelēmatos)
Noun - Genitive Neuter Singular
Strong's 2307: An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

Timothy
Τιμόθεος (Timotheos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5095: Timothy, a Christian of Lystra, helper of Paul. From time and theos; dear to God; Timotheus, a Christian.

[our]
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

brother,
ἀδελφὸς (adelphos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.


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