Col. 1:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

Paulos (Greek #3972)
(little; but remotely from a derivative of 3973, meaning the same); Paulus, the name of a Roman and of an apostle
KJV usage: Paul, Paulus.
Pronounce: pow'-los
Origin: of Latin origin
b, an apostle
apostolos (Greek #652)
a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ ("apostle") (with miraculous powers)
KJV usage: apostle, messenger, he that is sent.
Pronounce: ap-os'-tol-os
Origin: from 649
of Jesus
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548
dia (Greek #1223)
through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional)
KJV usage: after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) ... fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through(-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general importance.
Pronounce: dee-ah'
Origin: a primary preposition denoting the channel of an act
the will
thelema (Greek #2307)
a determination (properly, the thing), i.e. (actively) choice (specially, purpose, decree; abstractly, volition) or (passively) inclination
KJV usage: desire, pleasure, will.
Pronounce: thel'-ay-mah
Origin: from the prolonged form of 2309
of God
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, and
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
Timotheos (Greek #5095)
dear to God; Timotheus, a Christian
KJV usage: Timotheus, Timothy.
Pronounce: tee-moth'-eh-os
Origin: from 5092 and 2316
our brother
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
adephos (Greek #80)
a brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like 1)
KJV usage: brother.
Pronounce: ad-el-fos'
Origin: from 1 (as a connective particle) and δελφύς (the womb)

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Ministry on This Verse

 The Epistle to the Colossians looks at the Christian as risen with Christ, but not, as in that to the Ephesians, as sitting in heavenly places in Christ. A hope is laid up for him in heaven; he is to set his affections on things above, not on things on the earth. He has died with Christ and he is risen with Him, but not sitting in heavenly places in Him yet. (COLOSSIANS by J.N. Darby)
 If the Epistle to the Ephesians delineates the privileges of the body, that to the Colossians reveals the fullness that is in the Head and our completeness in Him. (COLOSSIANS by J.N. Darby)
 The formation of the soul in living likeness to Christ is largely developed in Colossians. It is more, in the well-known expressions, Christ in us than we in Christ, though these cannot be separated. (COLOSSIANS by J.N. Darby)
 The position of the believer in Colossians is similar to that of the Lord Himself after He rose from the dead, but had not yet ascended to His Father on high. (Introduction by B. Anstey)
 Mysticism is one of two great dangers in the Christian profession. These are: to “draw back” from what has been revealed (Heb. 10:39) and to go “forward” or beyond what has been revealed (2 John 9). One is apostasy and the other is mysticism. The epistle to the Hebrews deals with apostasy and the epistle to the Colossians deals with mysticism. The Apostle’s remedy for all such mystical subversion was to direct the eyes of the Colossians to Christ in heaven. (Introduction by B. Anstey)
 Colossians is the counter-part of Ephesians. While the two epistles bear a remarkable resemblance, in many ways they contrast each other, giving the opposite (but complementary) side of the truth of the Mystery. (Introduction by B. Anstey)
 Using the typology in Israel’s conquest of Canaan, Ephesians sees the believer established in the good of the land, whereas Colossians sees the believer just over Jordan, judging himself at Gilgal. Hence, he is not yet in possession of the land. (Introduction by B. Anstey)
 In this first chapter, he sets the glory of Christ before them so that they would get a true estimate of the greatness of His Person and His work. In doing this, the Colossians would see that they had all that they would ever need in Him. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)
 “Apostle of Christ Jesus, by God’s will.” This is significant; it brings in his official authority. Due to the nature of the problem that the Colossians faced, this was necessary. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

Paul, apostle of Christ Jesus, by God’s will, and Timotheus the brother,

W. Kelly Translation

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ by God’s will, and Timothy the brother1,

WK Translation Notes

Jesus Christ: we have [in the RV] "Christ Jesus" rightly (Bible Treasury 14:13)