I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fulness—
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,
God has given me the responsibility of serving his church by proclaiming his message in all its fullness to you Gentiles.
When I became a servant in this church, I experienced this suffering as a sheer gift, God's way of helping me serve you, laying out the whole truth.
Of which I became a servant by the purpose of God which was given to me for you, to give effect to the word of God,
I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known,
of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
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1 tn BDAG 697 s.v. οἰκονομία 1.b renders the term here as “divine office.”
2 tn See BDAG 828 s.v. πληρόω 3. The idea here seems to be that the apostle wants to “complete the word of God” in that he wants to preach it to every person in the known world (cf. Rom 15:19). See P. T. O’Brien, Colossians, Philemon (WBC), 82.