25 [a]Whereof I am a minister, according to the dispensation of God, which is given me unto youward, to fulfill the word of God,

26 (A)Which is the mystery hid since the world began, and from all ages, but now is made manifest to his [b]Saints,

27 To whom God [c]would make known what is the riches of his glorious mystery among the Gentiles, which riches is Christ in you, the hope of glory,

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 1:25 He bringeth another proof of his Apostleship, to wit, that God is the author of it, by whom also he was appointed peculiarly Apostle of the Gentiles, to the end that by this means, that same might be fulfilled by him, which the Prophets foretold of the calling of the Gentiles.
  2. Colossians 1:26 Whom he chose to sanctify unto himself in Christ: moreover he sayeth that the mystery of our redemption was hidden since the world began, except it were revealed unto a few, who also were taught it extraordinarily.
  3. Colossians 1:27 This Paul bridleth the curiosity of men.