New International Version
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
King James Bible
As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Darby Bible Translation
even as ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellow-bondman, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you,
World English Bible
even as you learned of Epaphras our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,
Young's Literal Translation
as ye also learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful ministrant of the Christ,
Colossians 1:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As ye also learned of Epaphras - who is for you - Who this Epaphras was we cannot tell; only it is likely that he was a Colossian, and became, by the call and grace of Christ, a deacon of this Church, faithfully labouring with the apostle, to promote its best interests. Some think that he is the same with Epaphroditus, Epaphras being a contraction of that name, as Demas is of Demetrius; and it is remarkable that one of the Slavonic versions has Epaphroditus in this place. That he was a Colossian is evident from Colossians 4:12 : Epaphras, who is one of you, ὁ εξ ὑμων· some think that he was the first who preached the Gospel among this people, and hence called an apostle. He was raised up among themselves to be their minister in the absence of the apostle, and he showed himself to be worthy of this calling by a faithful discharge of his ministry, and by labouring fervently for them all, and pressing them forward, that they might stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
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"Strengthened with all might unto all patience" (Col. i. 11). The apostle prays for the Colossians, that they may be "strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness." It is one thing to endure and show the strain on every muscle of your face, and seem to say with every wrinkle, "Why does not somebody sympathize with me?" It is another to endure the cross, "despising the shame" for the joy set before us. There are some trees in the …
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"His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.'
Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
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