Ephesians 6:22
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New International Version
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.

New Living Translation
I have sent him to you for this very purpose--to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you.

English Standard Version
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Berean Study Bible
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Berean Literal Bible
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know the things concerning us, and he may encourage your hearts.

New American Standard Bible
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts.

King James Bible
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am sending him to you for this very reason, to let you know how we are and to encourage your hearts.

International Standard Version
I am sending him to you for this very reason, so that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.

NET Bible
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.

New Heart English Bible
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I shall send him to you for this purpose, that you may know my affairs, and he will comfort your hearts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That's why I'm sending him to you so that you may know how we're doing and that he may encourage you.

New American Standard 1977
And I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs and that he might comfort your hearts.

King James 2000 Bible
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

American King James Version
Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

American Standard Version
whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose, that you may know the things concerning us, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Darby Bible Translation
whom I have sent to you for this very thing, that ye may know of our affairs and that he may encourage your hearts.

English Revised Version
whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that ye may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Weymouth New Testament
I have sent him to you for the very purpose--that you may know about us and that he may encourage you.

World English Bible
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts.

Young's Literal Translation
whom I did send unto you for this very thing, that ye might know the things concerning us, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Study Bible
Final Greetings
21Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know about me and what I am doing. 22I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may encourage your hearts. 23Peace to the brothers and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.…
Cross References
Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,

Colossians 4:7
Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a beloved brother, a faithful minister, and a fellow servant in the Lord.

Colossians 4:8
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about us, and that he may encourage your hearts.

2 Timothy 4:12
Tychicus, however, I have sent to Ephesus.
Treasury of Scripture

Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

Philippians 2:19,25 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

Colossians 4:7,8 All my state shall Tychicus declare to you, who is a beloved brother, …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

2 Thessalonians 2:17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

(22) Whom I have sent unto you.--This verse corresponds word for word with Colossians 4:8, being a quasi-official statement of Tychicus' commission. The words "that he might comfort (or, encourage) your hearts," although they might apply generally to all messengers from an Apostle, may probably be best explained by reference to the tone of the Epistle to the Philippians--in which St. Paul shows so much affectionate anxiety lest his converts should be disheartened by his continued imprisonment--and to the exhortation in this Epistle not "to faint at his tribulations for them" (Ephesians 3:13).

Verse 22. - Whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts. This serves to explain the absence of personal remembrances, allusions, and messages in the Epistle. Tychicus, who had his full confidence, would tell them all by word of mouth. The concluding words show that it was not to gratify any mere personal feeling that Paul directed Tychicus to make this communication; but knowing how much they felt for him, he believed it would be a comfort to hear how he fared. To pagans the idea of captivity was always dolorous and dreadful; it was well for them to learn how Christians could glory in tribulations (Romans 5:3). Tychicus, the beloved brother, was evidently well fitted to apply to the Ephesians this comforting view of his state. Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose,.... Which shows the great concern the apostle had for the churches, being willing to inform them of everything that might be for their use and service:

that ye might know our affairs; temporal and spiritual, and not only the apostle's affairs, but the affairs of those that were with him, who were concerned in the same common cause:

and that he might comfort your hearts; both by such a relation, and by the ministry of the Gospel to them: believers in Christ are sometimes disconsolate, by reason of indwelling sin, Satan's temptations, the hidings of God's face, afflictions and persecutions, their own sufferings, and those of others; and it is the business of the ministers of Christ to comfort them; their commission is to speak comfortably to them; and they are qualified for it, by inward comforts in their own souls; the Gospel they preach, and the message they bring, is of a comfortable nature; the Spirit of God acts by them, and with them as a comforter; and sad indeed is the state of Zion, or the church of Christ, when it has no comforters. 22. for the same purpose—Greek, "for this very purpose." Col 4:8 is almost word for word the same as this verse.

our affairs—Greek, "the things concerning us," namely, concerning myself. "Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas" (Col 4:10).6:19-24 The gospel was a mystery till made known by Divine revelation; and it is the work of Christ's ministers to declare it. The best and most eminent ministers need the prayers of believers. Those particularly should be prayed for, who are exposed to great hardships and perils in their work. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith. By peace, understand all manner of peace; peace with God, peace of conscience, peace among themselves. And the grace of the Spirit, producing faith and love, and every grace. These he desires for those in whom they were already begun. And all grace and blessings come to the saints from God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Grace, that is, the favour of God; and all good, spiritual and temporal, which is from it, is and shall be with all those who thus love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, and with them only.
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