Colossians 1:25
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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,

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;

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:

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--

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Vincent's Word Studies

The dispensation (οἰκονομίαν)

From οἶκος house and νέμω to dispense or manage. Hence οἰκονόμος a house-steward. Here the meaning is stewardship - the office of a steward or administrator in God's house. See on 1 Corinthians 9:17, and compare Luke 16:2-4; 1 Corinthians 4:1; Titus 1:7; 1 Peter 4:10. In Ephesians 3:2, the word is used of the divine arrangement or economy committed to Paul. In Ephesians 1:10 of the divine government or regulation of the world.

For you (εἰς ὑμᾶς)

Rev., more strictly, to youward. Connect with was given. The stewardship was assigned to me with you as its object. Compare Ephesians 3:2; Romans 15:16.

To fulfill (πληρῶσαι)

Fully discharge my office, so that the divine intent shall be fully carried out in the preaching of the Gospel to the Gentiles no less than to the Jews. Compare fully preached, Romans 15:19.

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I am.

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

1 Timothy 4:6 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...

according.

Romans 15:15-18 Nevertheless, brothers, I have written the more boldly to you in some sort, as putting you in mind...

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed to me.

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me...

Ephesians 3:2 If you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

to fulfil. or, fully to preach.

Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum...

2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 3:5
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each.

1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship.

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

Ephesians 3:7
Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power.

Colossians 1:23
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.

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