New American Standard Bible
For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
King James Bible
For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Darby Bible Translation
For I bear him witness that he labours much for you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
World English Bible
For I testify about him, that he has great zeal for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.
Young's Literal Translation
for I do testify to him, that he hath much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For I bear him record - Paul had had abundant opportunity to know what were his feelings in regard to these churches.
A great zeal for you - A great desire to promote your welfare.
And them that are in Laodicea - Laodicea was the capital of Phrygia, and not far from Colossae, There was a church there. See the Introduction, and the notes at Colossians 4:16.
And them in Hierapolis - This was also a city in Phrygia, and not far from Laodicea and Colossae. It was situated under a hill to the north, and had on the south a large plain about five miles over. On the south of that plain, and opposite to Hierapolis, was Laodicea, with the river Lycus running between them, nearer to Laodicea than to Hierapolls. This place is now called by the Turks Pambuck-Kulasi, or the Cotton-Tower, on account of the white cliffs which lie round about it. It is now utterly forsaken and desolate, but the ruins are so magnificent as to show that it was once one of the most splendid cities in the East. It was celebrated for the hot springs in its vicinity; and on account of the numerous temples erected there, it received the name of Hierapolis, or the holy city. The principal deity worshipped there was Apollo. See Travels by T. Smith. B. D. 1678. Compare the notes at Colossians 4:16. From the allusion to it here, it would seem that there were Christians there in the time of Paul, though there is no mention of a church there. It is nowhere else mentioned in the New Testament.
LibraryMarcus, My Son
'... So doth Marcus, my son.'--1 Peter v. 13. The outlines of Mark's life, so far as recorded in Scripture, are familiar. He was the son of Mary, a woman of some wealth and position, as is implied by the fact that her house was large enough to accommodate the 'many' who were gathered together to pray for Peter's release. He was a relative, probably a cousin (Col. iv. 10, Revised Version), of Barnabas, and possibly, like him, a native of Cyprus. The designation of him by Peter as 'my son' naturally …
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Prayer and Fervency
Exhortations to Christians as they are Children of God
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face,
Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.
When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
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