Philemon 1:23
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New International Version
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.

New Living Translation
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings.

English Standard Version
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,

Berean Study Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings,

Berean Literal Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

New American Standard Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

King James Bible
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you, and so do

International Standard Version
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in the Messiah Jesus, sends you greetings,

NET Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you.

New Heart English Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Epaphra, a fellow captive in Yeshua The Messiah, invokes your peace,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Epaphras, who is a prisoner because of Christ Jesus like I am,

New American Standard 1977
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus, salutes thee.

King James 2000 Bible
There greet you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

American King James Version
There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

American Standard Version
Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;

Douay-Rheims Bible
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

Darby Bible Translation
Epaphras salutes thee, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;

English Revised Version
Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;

Webster's Bible Translation
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;

Weymouth New Testament
Greetings to you, my brother, from Epaphras my fellow prisoner for the sake of Christ Jesus;

World English Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

Young's Literal Translation
Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,)
Study Bible
Additional Greetings
22In the meantime, prepare a guest room for me, because I hope that through your prayers, I will be restored to you. 23Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings, 24as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.…
Cross References
Romans 16:7
Greet Andronicus and Junias, my fellow countrymen and fellow prisoners. They are distinguished among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

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

Colossians 4:10
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you greetings, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas. You have already received instructions about him: If he comes to you, welcome him.

Colossians 4:12
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.

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker,

Philemon 1:9
I prefer to appeal on the basis of love. For I, Paul, am now aged, and a prisoner of Christ Jesus as well.
Treasury of Scripture

There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

Epaphras.

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

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

my fellow-prisoner.

Romans 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellow-prisoners, …

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's …

Verses 23, 24. - Salute. The salutations correspond generally to those with which the Epistle to the Colossians closes, but they are fuller, as is natural, in the longer Epistle. The order is in - Colossians:

Tychicus

Onesimus

Aristarchus

Marcus

Jesus Justus

Epaphras

Lucas

Demas Philemon:

Epaphras

Marcus

Aristarchus

Demas

Lucas My fellow-prisoner. The word occurs elsewhere only in Romans 16:7, besides the parallel passage in Colossians 4:10. As to Epaphras, see above. Marcus, having once forsaken the apostle (Acts 13:13; Acts 15:37-39), had now returned, and was with him in Rome. Aristarchus was "a Macedonian of Thessalonica," and had accompanied St. Paul in his memorable voyage to Rome (Acts 27:2). Demas was now the "co-worker" of the apostle at Rome, but at a later period he had departed unto Thessalonica (2 Timothy 4:10), and we know nothing of his subsequent history. Tradition (Epiph., 'Haer.,' 41:6) relates that he also apostatized from Christianity; but the apostle's phrase, though a strong one, does not necessarily mean this. Lucas (see 2 Corinthians 8:18). There salute thee Epaphras,.... Who was a Colossian, and minister of the church at Colosse, and so might be well known to Philemon, who seems to have been of the same place and church; see Colossians 1:7 his name is omitted in the Ethiopic version:

my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus; this good man, and minister of Christ, might have been sent by the Colossians, as Epaphroditus was by the Philippians, to the apostle at Rome, to pay him a visit, and comfort and assist him under his afflictions; and staying and preaching the Gospel there, was committed to prison, or was laid in bonds, as the apostle was, and upon the same account; namely, for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel. For by this time Nero began to persecute the Christians, which he did in the better and more moderate part of his reign; for among several things for which he is commended by the historian (b), this is one,

""Afficti suppliciis Christiani, genus hominum superstitionis novae ac maleficae"; the Christians were punished, a sort of men of a new and bad religion:

and Epaphras being at Rome, when this persecution broke out, was taken up and put in prison, as were also Aristarchus, Colossians 4:10 and Timothy, Hebrews 13:23.

(b) Suetonius in Vita Neronis, c. 16. 23. The same persons send salutations in the accompanying Epistle, except that "Jesus Justus" is not mentioned here.

Epaphras, my fellow prisoner—He had been sent by the Colossian Church to inquire after, and minister to, Paul, and possibly was cast into prison by the Roman authorities on suspicion. However, he is not mentioned as a prisoner in Col 4:12, so that "fellow prisoner" here may mean merely one who was a faithful companion to Paul in his imprisonment, and by his society put himself in the position of a prisoner. So also "Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner," Col 4:10, may mean. Benson conjectures the meaning to be that on some former occasion these two were Paul's "fellow prisoners," not at the time.1:23-25 Never have believers found more enjoyment of God, than when suffering together for him. Grace is the best wish for ourselves and others; with this the apostle begins and ends. All grace is from Christ; he purchased, and he bestows it. What need we more to make us happy, than to have the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with our spirit? Let us do that now, which we should do at the last breath. Then men are ready to renounce the world, and to prefer the least portion of grace and faith before a kingdom.
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