Colossians 4:8
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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,

King James Bible
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

American Standard Version
whom I have sent 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 he may know the things that concern you, and comfort your hearts,

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

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

Weymouth New Testament
And for this very purpose I send him to you that you may know how we are faring; and that he may cheer your hearts.

Colossians 4:8 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

I have sent

Epistolary aorist. Tychicus carried the letter.

He might know your estate (γνῷ τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν)

The correct reading is γνῶτε τὰ περὶ ἡμῶν ye might know the things about us, or our estate. Compare Ephesians 6:21.

Colossians 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

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I have.

1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord...

2 Corinthians 12:18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit?...

Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

Philippians 2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...

and comfort.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

Isaiah 40:1 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God.

Isaiah 61:2,3 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn...

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble...

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him...

1 Thessalonians 2:11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

1 Thessalonians 4:18 Why comfort one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5:11,14 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do...

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

Cross References
Ephesians 6:22
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage your hearts.

Colossians 2:2
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,

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