Colossians 4:12
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New International Version
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.

New Living Translation
Epaphras, a member of your own fellowship and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully confident that you are following the whole will of God.

English Standard Version
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Berean Study Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in the full will of God.

Berean Literal Bible
Epaphras greets you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always struggling for you in the prayers, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

New American Standard Bible
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

King James Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.

International Standard Version
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

NET Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Epaphra, a Servant of The Messiah from among you, invokes your peace, laboring always for you in prayer, that you may stand perfect and complete in the whole pleasure of God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Epaphras, a servant of Christ Jesus from your city, greets you. He always prays intensely for you. He prays that you will continue to be mature and completely convinced of everything that God wants.

New American Standard 1977
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ, salutes you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand firm, perfect and fulfilled in all the will of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

American King James Version
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

American Standard Version
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect, and full in all the will of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Epaphras, who is [one] of you, [the] bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all [the] will of God.

English Revised Version
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Weymouth New Testament
Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

World English Bible
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Young's Literal Translation
Salute you doth Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God,
Study Bible
Final Greetings
11Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. 12Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in the full will of God. 13For I testify about him that he goes to great pains for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.…
Word Study

Contracted from Epaphroditos; Epaphras, a Christian.

To greet, salute, pay my respects to, welcome. To enfold in the arms, i.e. to salute, to welcome.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

who [is]
ho (Art-NMS)
The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

[one] of
ex (Prep)
From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

(a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

From agon; to struggle, literally, figuratively, or genitive case.

Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From proseuchomai; prayer; by implication, an oratory.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

From telos; complete; neuter completeness.

And, even, also, namely.

From pleres and phoreo; to carry out fully, i.e. Completely assure, entirely accomplish.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

An act of will, will; plur: wishes, desires. From the prolonged form of ethelo; a determination, i.e. choice or inclination.

A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:10-18 Paul had differed with Barnabas, on the account of this Mark, yet he is not only reconciled, but recommends him to the churches; an example of a truly Christian and forgiving spirit. If men have been guilty of a fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget as well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints and ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, and all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, and endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, fervent prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles, flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the working of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which comes far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the same doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favour and blessing.
Cross References
Luke 1:1
Many have undertaken to compose an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

Romans 15:30
Now I urge you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.

Colossians 1:7
You learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,

Colossians 1:28
We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

Colossians 1:29
To this end I labor, striving with all His energy working powerfully within me.

Colossians 2:1
I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me face to face,

Colossians 4:9
With him I am sending Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you about everything here.

Philemon 1:23
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings,

James 1:4
Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Treasury of Scripture

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Epaphras.

Colossians 1:7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is …

Philemon 1:23 There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

a servant.

John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall …

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

always. See on ver.

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was …

Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ …

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh…

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

labouring. or, striving.

Colossians 2:1-23 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and …

that.

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing …

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

See on ch.

Colossians 1:9,22,28 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: …

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly…

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age…

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us …

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present …

complete. or, filled.

Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also …

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