Col. 1:23 KJV (With Strong’s)

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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
If
eige (Greek #1489)
if indeed, seeing that, unless, (with negative) otherwise
KJV usage: if (so be that, yet).
Pronounce: i'-gheh
Origin: from 1487 and 1065
ye continuei in
epimeno (Greek #1961)
to stay over, i.e. remain (figuratively, persevere)
KJV usage: abide (in), continue (in), tarry.
Pronounce: ep-ee-men'-o
Origin: from 1909 and 3306
the faith
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
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
grounded
themelioo (Greek #2311)
to lay a basis for, i.e. (literally) erect, or (figuratively) consolidate
KJV usage: (lay the) found(- ation), ground, settle.
Pronounce: them-el-ee-o'-o
Origin: from 2310
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
settled
hedraios (Greek #1476)
sedentary, i.e. (by implication) immovable
KJV usage: settled, stedfast.
Pronounce: hed-rah'-yos
Origin: from a derivative of ἕζομαι (to sit)
, 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
be not
me (Greek #3361)
(adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas 3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether
KJV usage: any but (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, (can-)not, nothing, that not, un(-taken), without. Often used in compounds in substantially the same relations. See also 3362, 3363, 3364, 3372, 3373, 3375, 3378.
Pronounce: may
Origin: a primary particle of qualified negation (whereas 3756 expresses an absolute denial)
moved away
metakineo (Greek #3334)
to stir to a place elsewhere, i.e. remove (figuratively)
KJV usage: move away.
Pronounce: met-ak-ee-neh'-o
Origin: from 3326 and 2795
from
apo (Greek #575)
"off," i.e. away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative)
KJV usage: (X here-)after, ago, at, because of, before, by (the space of), for(-th), from, in, (out) of, off, (up-)on(-ce), since, with. In composition (as a prefix) it usually denotes separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal, etc.
Pronounce: apo'
Origin: a primary particle
the hope
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
elpis (Greek #1680)
expectation (abstractly or concretely) or confidence
KJV usage: faith, hope.
Pronounce: el-pece'
Origin: from a primary ἔλπω (to anticipate, usually with pleasure)
of the gospel
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
euaggelion (Greek #2098)
a good message, i.e. the gospel
KJV usage: gospel.
Pronounce: yoo-ang-ghel'-ee-on
Origin: from the same as 2097
, which
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
ye have heard
akouo (Greek #191)
to hear (in various senses)
KJV usage: give (in the) audience (of), come (to the ears), (shall) hear(-er, -ken), be noised, be reported, understand.
Pronounce: ak-oo'-o
Origin: a primary verb
, and which was preached
kerusso (Greek #2784)
to herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel)
KJV usage: preacher(-er), proclaim, publish.
Pronounce: kay-roos'-so
Origin: of uncertain affinity
to
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
every
pas (Greek #3956)
apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole
KJV usage: all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.
Pronounce: pas
Origin: including all the forms of declension
m creature
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
ktisis (Greek #2937)
original formation (properly, the act; by implication, the thing, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: building, creation, creature, ordinance.
Pronounce: ktis'-is
Origin: from 2936
which is under
hupo (Greek #5259)
under, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at))
KJV usage: among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately.
Pronounce: hoop-o'
Origin: a primary preposition
heaven
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
ouranos (Greek #3772)
the sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity)
KJV usage: air, heaven(-ly), sky.
Pronounce: oo-ran-os'
Origin: perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation)
; whereof
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
I
ego (Greek #1473)
a primary pronoun of the first person I (only expressed when emphatic)
KJV usage: I, me. For the other cases and the plural see 1691, 1698, 1700, 2248, 2249, 2254, 2257, etc.
Pronounce: eg-o'
Paul
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
am made
ginomai (Greek #1096)
to cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
KJV usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.
Pronounce: ghin'-om-ahee
Origin: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb
a minister
diakonos (Greek #1249)
an attendant, i.e. (genitive case) a waiter (at table or in other menial duties); specially, a Christian teacher and pastor (technically, a deacon or deaconess)
KJV usage: deacon, minister, servant.
Pronounce: dee-ak'-on-os
Origin: probably from an obsolete διάκω (to run on errands; compare 1377)
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Cross References

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ye continue.
Psa. 92:13‑14• 13Those that are planted in the house of Jehovah shall flourish in the courts of our God:
14They are still vigorous in old age, they are full of sap and green;
(Psa. 92:13‑14)
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Psa. 125:5• 5But as for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, Jehovah will lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel! (Psa. 125:5)
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Ezek. 18:26• 26When the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and practiseth what is wrong, and dieth for it; in his wrong that he hath done shall he die. (Ezek. 18:26)
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Hos. 6:3‑4• 3and we shall know,--we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.
4What shall I do unto thee, Ephraim? What shall I do unto thee, Judah? For your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the dew that early passeth away.
(Hos. 6:3‑4)
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Zeph. 1:6• 6and them that turn back from after Jehovah, and that do not seek Jehovah, nor inquire for him. (Zeph. 1:6)
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Matt. 24:13• 13but he that has endured to the end, *he* shall be saved. (Matt. 24:13)
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Luke 8:13‑15• 13But those upon the rock, those who when they hear receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial fall away.
14But that that fell where the thorns were, these are they who having heard go away and are choked under cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15But that in the good ground, these are they who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
(Luke 8:13‑15)
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Luke 22:32• 32but *I* have besought for thee that thy faith fail not; and *thou*, when once thou hast been restored, confirm thy brethren. (Luke 22:32)
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John 8:30‑32• 30As he spoke these things many believed on him.
31Jesus therefore said to the Jews who believed him, If ye abide in my word, ye are truly my disciples;
32and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.
(John 8:30‑32)
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John 15:9‑10• 9As the Father has loved me, I also have loved you: abide in my love.
10If ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
(John 15:9‑10)
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Acts 11:23• 23who, having arrived and seeing the grace of God, rejoiced, and exhorted all with purpose of heart to abide with the Lord; (Acts 11:23)
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Acts 14:22• 22establishing the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to abide in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:22)
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Rom. 2:7• 7to them who, in patient continuance of good works, seek for glory and honour and incorruptibility, life eternal. (Rom. 2:7)
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Gal. 4:11• 11I am afraid of you, lest indeed I have laboured in vain as to you. (Gal. 4:11)
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Gal. 5:7• 7Ye ran well; who has stopped you that ye should not obey the truth? (Gal. 5:7)
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Gal. 6:9• 9but let us not lose heart in doing good; for in due time, if we do not faint, we shall reap. (Gal. 6:9)
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1 Thess. 3:5• 5For this reason *I* also, no longer able to refrain myself, sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you and our labour should be come to nothing. (1 Thess. 3:5)
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Heb. 3:6,14• 6but Christ, as Son over his house, whose house are *we*, if indeed we hold fast the boldness and the boast of hope firm to the end.
14For we are become companions of the Christ if indeed we hold the beginning of the assurance firm to the end;
(Heb. 3:6,14)
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Heb. 4:14• 14Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession. (Heb. 4:14)
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Heb. 10:38• 38But the just shall live by faith; and, if he draw back, my soul does not take pleasure in him. (Heb. 10:38)
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1 Peter 1:5• 5who are kept guarded by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:5)
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2 Peter 2:18‑22• 18For while speaking great highflown words of vanity, they allure with the lusts of the flesh, by dissoluteness, those who have just fled those who walk in error,
19promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.
20For if after having escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, again entangled, they are subdued by these, their last state is worse than the first.
21For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them.
22But that word of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog has turned back to his own vomit; and, The washed sow to her rolling in mud.
(2 Peter 2:18‑22)
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1 John 2:27• 27and *yourselves*, the unction which ye have received from him abides in you, and ye have not need that any one should teach you; but as the same unction teaches you as to all things, and is true and is not a lie, and even as it has taught you, ye shall abide in him. (1 John 2:27)
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Rev. 2:10• 10Fear nothing of what thou art about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give to thee the crown of life. (Rev. 2:10)
grounded.
moved.
the hope.
Col. 1:5• 5on account of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings, (Col. 1:5)
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Rom. 5:5• 5and hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given to us: (Rom. 5:5)
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Gal. 5:5• 5For we, by the Spirit, on the principle of faith, await the hope of righteousness. (Gal. 5:5)
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Eph. 1:18• 18being enlightened in the eyes of your heart, so that ye should know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, (Eph. 1:18)
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1 Thess. 5:8• 8but *we* being of the day, let us be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as helmet the hope of salvation; (1 Thess. 5:8)
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2 Thess. 2:16• 16But our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us, and given us eternal consolation and good hope by grace, (2 Thess. 2:16)
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Titus 3:7• 7that, having been justified by *his* grace, we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:7)
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Heb. 6:19• 19which we have as anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil, (Heb. 6:19)
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1 Peter 1:3• 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great mercy, has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead, (1 Peter 1:3)
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1 John 3:1‑3• 1See what love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we children of God, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that if it is manifested we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as *he* is pure.
(1 John 3:1‑3)
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under.
whereof.
Col. 1:25• 25of which *I* became minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given me towards you to complete the word of God, (Col. 1:25)
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Acts 1:17,25• 17for he was numbered amongst us, and had received a part in this service.
25to receive the lot of this service and apostleship, from which Judas transgressing fell to go to his own place.
(Acts 1:17,25)
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Acts 26:16• 16but rise up and stand on thy feet; for, for this purpose have I appeared to thee, to appoint thee to be a servant and a witness both of what thou hast seen, and of what I shall appear to thee in, (Acts 26:16)
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Rom. 15:16• 16for me to be minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, carrying on as a sacrificial service the message of glad tidings of God, in order that the offering up of the nations might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 15:16)
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1 Cor. 4:1‑3• 1Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3But for me it is the very smallest matter that I be examined of you or of man's day. Nor do I even examine myself.
(1 Cor. 4:1‑3)
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2 Cor. 3:6• 6who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens. (2 Cor. 3:6)
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2 Cor. 4:1• 1Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not. (2 Cor. 4:1)
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2 Cor. 5:18‑20• 18and all things are of the God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation:
19how that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their offences; and putting in us the word of that reconciliation.
20We are ambassadors therefore for Christ, God as it were beseeching by us, we entreat for Christ, Be reconciled to God.
(2 Cor. 5:18‑20)
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2 Cor. 6:1• 1But as fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain: (2 Cor. 6:1)
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2 Cor. 11:23• 23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as being beside myself) *I* above measure so; in labours exceedingly abundant, in stripes to excess, in prisons exceedingly abundant, in deaths oft. (2 Cor. 11:23)
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Eph. 3:7‑8• 7of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.
8To me, less than the least of all saints, has this grace been given, to announce among the nations the glad tidings of the unsearchable riches of the Christ,
(Eph. 3:7‑8)
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1 Tim. 1:12• 12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me power, that he has counted me faithful, appointing to ministry him (1 Tim. 1:12)
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1 Tim. 2:7• 7to which *I* have been appointed a herald and apostle, (I speak the truth, I do not lie,) a teacher of the nations in faith and truth. (1 Tim. 2:7)
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2 Tim. 1:11‑12• 11to which *I* have been appointed a herald and apostle and teacher of the nations.
12For which cause also I suffer these things; but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep for that day the deposit I have entrusted to him.
(2 Tim. 1:11‑12)
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2 Tim. 4:5‑6• 5But *thou*, be sober in all things, bear evils, do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of thy ministry.
6For *I* am already being poured out, and the time of my release is come.
(2 Tim. 4:5‑6)
 “If ye continue in the faith.” These saints would not be spoiled by vain philosophy or ritualism (ch. 2:4,78) if they did thus continue. (Help on Hard Verses by A.C. Brown)
 When the Christian is viewed as in Christ, there is no “if”: we are in Him. When he is viewed as a pilgrim here, we are on the road to actual glory and have to reach the goal, and here “if” comes in and danger and the need of being kept. But then we have the fullest assurance that we shall be kept and never perish, and be confirmed to the end, and the good work completed. Thus dependence on God is maintained in the saved, and confidence in His faithfulness. (Colossians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 The ministry of the Apostle had now the same double character. He has not undoubtedly to preach in heaven; but his ministry is exercised in every place under heaven where there is a soul to hearken. He is a minister of that gospel; and then he is a minister of the assembly. (Colossians 1 by J.N. Darby)
 By using the word “if” here, he wasn’t implying that the saints at Colosse could lose their salvation if they didn’t go on steadfastly, but because there was a real possibility that some among their number were mere professors. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)
 Paul does not speak of them turning away, but of being “moved away.” This implies the influence of others being involved in their departure. The “hope of the gospel” in this passage is more than the saints being glorified with Christ at the Rapture. The context points to the glorious consummation of reconciliation being brought to fruition in both the heavens and the earth, in which the Godhead will find its full satisfaction. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)
 Paul had two ministries: preaching “the gospel” to the lost and teaching the truth of “the Mystery” {v.26} to the saints. The fact that they are mentioned together here, and also in Romans 16:25 and again in Ephesians 3:8-9, shows that these two things are connected and should always be treated as such. The truth of the gospel should flow into the truth of the Church. (The Fulness That Resides in Christ by B. Anstey)

J. N. Darby Translation

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if indeed ye abide in theg faith founded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the glad tidings, which ye have heard, which have been proclaimed in the whole creationh which is under heaven, of which *I* Paul became minister.

JND Translation Notes

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Or "in faith," that is, full assurance of heart in the gospel.
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The word is used either of "the creation," or abstractly of "the creature" as such; once for "institution," 1 Pet. 2.13. Thus, in ver. 15, it is not of each individual as such, but of everything called "creation" in its nature. see Heb. 9.11.

W. Kelly Translation

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if indeed ye abide in the faith grounded and firm, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel (which ye heard, that was preached in the whole creation under the heaven), of which I, Paul, became servant;