Colossians 4:12
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Laboring fervently (ἀγωνιζόμενος)

Rev., striving. See on Colossians 1:29; see on Colossians 2:1. Compare Romans 15:30.

Perfect (τέλειοι)

See on 1 Corinthians 2:6, 1 Corinthians 2:7; see on 1 Corinthians 1:28.

Complete (πεπληροφορημένοι)

See on most surely believed, Luke 1:1; and compare full assurance, Colossians 2:2. Rev., fully assured.

In all the will (ἐν παντὶ θελήματι)

Lit., in every will. Will means the thing willed, as Luke 12:47; James 5:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Hence used sometimes in the plural, as Acts 13:22, shall do all my will (θελήματα), i.e., perform all the things willed by me. Ephesians 2:3, desires, strictly willings. So here the sense is, everything willed by God. The connection is apparently with σταθῆτε ye may stand. For a similar construction see John 8:44; Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 15:1; 1 Corinthians 16:13. As Meyer observes, this connection gives stand both a modal definition (perfect and fully assured) and a local definition (in all the will).

Colossians 4:12 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Epaphras.

Colossians 1:7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

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 also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

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 as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

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

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 you may be healed...

labouring. or, striving.

Colossians 2:1-23 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea...

that.

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit...

See on ch.

Colossians 1:9,22,28 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

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 wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world...

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be you children, but in understanding be men.

*Gr:

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

Philippians 3:12-15 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after...

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...

*Gr:

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on to perfection...

Jude 1:24 Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

complete. or, filled.

Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge...

Cross References
Luke 1:1
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Romans 15:30
I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

Colossians 1:7
just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf

Colossians 1:28
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Colossians 1:29
For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Colossians 2:1
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face,

Colossians 4:9
and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

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