New International Version
He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
King James Bible
With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.
Darby Bible Translation
with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They shall make known to you everything here.
World English Bible
together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything that is going on here.
Young's Literal Translation
with Onesimus the faithful and beloved brother, who is of you; all things to you shall they make known that are here.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With Onesimus - who is one of you - Onesimus was a native of some part of Phrygia, if not of Colosse itself; and being lately converted to the Christian faith by the instrumentality of the apostle, he would be able, on this account, to give them satisfactory information concerning the apostle's state, which would be doubly acceptable to them as he was their countryman. See the Epistle to Philemon.
All things which are done here - FG, the Vulgate, Itala, Jerome, and Bede, add here πραττομενα, what is done, which we have supplied in Italics in our translation. These brethren could give an account of the transactions at Rome, relative to the apostle and Christianity, which it might not be prudent for him to commit to writing. See on Colossians 4:7 (note). The reign of Nero was not only cruel, but suspicious, jealous, and dangerous.
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'Them that are without.'--COL. iv. 5. That is, of course, an expression for the non-Christian world; the outsiders who are beyond the pale of the Church. There was a very broad line of distinction between it and the surrounding world in the early Christian days, and the handful of Christians in a heathen country felt a great gulf between them and the society in which they lived. That distinction varies in form, and varies somewhat in apparent magnitude according as Christianity has been rooted in …
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From John Yeardley's Conversion to the Commencement of his Public Ministry.
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You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
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.
that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.
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