New International Version
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you greetings.
King James Bible
There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;
Darby Bible Translation
Epaphras salutes thee, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;
World English Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,
Young's Literal Translation
Salute thee doth Epaphras, (my fellow-captive in Christ Jesus,)
Philemon 1:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner - Epaphras was a Colossian, as we learn from Colossians 4:12 : Epaphras, who is one of you. But there is no account there of his being in prison, though the not mentioning of it does not necessarily imply that he was not. Some time or other he had suffered imprisonment for the truth of the Gospel; and on that account St. Paul might, in a general way, call him his fellow prisoner.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Epistles of the Captivity.
During his confinement in Rome, from a.d. 61 to 63, while waiting the issue of his trial on the charge of being "a mover of insurrections among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes" (Acts 24:5), the aged apostle composed four Epistles, to the Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians. He thus turned the prison into a pulpit, sent inspiration and comfort to his distant congregations, and rendered a greater service to future ages than he could have …
Philip Schaff—History of the Christian Church, Volume I
Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
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.
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker--
yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul--an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus--
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