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Colossians 1:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— 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,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— of which *I* became minister, according to the dispensation of God which [is] given me towards you to complete the word of God,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Of which, I, have become minister—according to the administration of God which hath been given unto me to you-ward, to fill up the word of God,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 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,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— 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:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Whereof I am made a Minister, according to the dispensation of God, which is giuen to mee for you, to fulfill the word of God:
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— of which I am made a minister according to the dispensation of Aloha, which was given to me for you, to accomplish the word of Aloha;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— of which I am a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me among you, that I should fulfill the word of God,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whereof 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
I 1473
{1473} Prime
ἐγώ
ego
{eg-o'}
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
am made 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5633
<5633> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 260
a minister, 1249
{1249} Prime
διάκονος
diakonos
{dee-ak'-on-os}
Probably from διάκω [[diako]] (obsolete, to run on errands; compare G1377); an attendant, that is, (generally) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specifically a Christian teacher and pastor (technically a deacon or deaconess).
according x2596
(2596) Complement
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
to y2596
[2596] Standard
κατά
kata
{kat-ah'}
A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
dispensation 3622
{3622} Prime
οἰκονομία
oikonomia
{oy-kon-om-ee'-ah}
From G3623; administration (of a household or estate); specifically a (religious) 'economy'.
of God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
which y3588
[3588] Standard

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
is given 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5685
<5685> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 215
to me 3427
{3427} Prime
μοί
moi
{moy}
The simpler form of G1698; to me.
for 1519
{1519} Prime
εἰς
eis
{ice}
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
you, 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
to fulfil 4137
{4137} Prime
πληρόω
pleroo
{play-ro'-o}
From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
word 3056
{3056} Prime
λόγος
logos
{log'-os}
From G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension a computation; specifically (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (that is, Christ).
of God; 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 1:25

_ _ amGreek, “I was made a minister”: resuming Colossians 1:23, “whereof I Paul was made a minister.”

_ _ dispensation — the stewardship committed to me to dispense in the house of God, the Church, to the whole family of believers, the goods of my Master (Luke 12:42; 1 Corinthians 4:1, 1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Corinthians 9:17; Ephesians 3:2).

_ _ which is givenGreek, “which was given.”

_ _ for you — with a view to you, Gentiles (Colossians 1:27; Romans 15:16).

_ _ to fulfil — to bring it fully to all: the end of his stewardship: “fully preached” (Romans 15:19). “The fullness of Christ (Colossians 1:19), and of the times (Ephesians 1:10) required him so to do” [Bengel].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 1:12-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 1:25

According to the dispensation of God which is given me — Or, the stewardship with which I am intrusted.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Colossians 1:25

(13) 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;

(13) He brings another proof of his apostleship, that is, that God is the author of it, by whom also he was appointed especially as apostle for the Gentiles, to the end that by this means, that same might be fulfilled by him, which the Prophets foretold concerning the calling of the Gentiles.

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I am:

Colossians 1:23 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;
1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

according:

Romans 15:15-18 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, ... For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed,
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 unto me.
Galatians 2:7-8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as [the gospel] of the circumcision [was] unto Peter; ... (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
Ephesians 3:2 If ye 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 unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
2 Timothy 4:2-5 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. ... But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
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