Colossians 4:8
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New Living Translation
I have sent him to you for this very purpose--to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you.

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

Darby Bible Translation
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that he might know your state, and that he might encourage your hearts:

World English Bible
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,

Young's Literal Translation
whom I did send unto you for this very thing, that he might know the things concerning you, and might comfort your hearts,

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The Voyage and Shipwreck
[This chapter is based on Acts 27; 28:1-10.] At last Paul was on his way to Rome. "When it was determined," Luke writes, "that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us." In the first century of the Christian Era traveling by sea was attended with peculiar hardship
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

In Rome
[This chapter is based on Acts 28:11-31 and the Epistle to Philemon.] With the opening of navigation, the centurion and his prisoners set out on their journey to Rome. An Alexandrian ship, the "Castor and Pollux," had wintered at Melita on her way westward, and in this the travelers embarked. Though somewhat delayed by contrary winds, the voyage was safely accomplished, and the ship cast anchor in the beautiful harbor of Puteoli, on the coast of Italy. In this place there were a few Christians, and
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Twenty-Eighth Day that all God's People May Know the Holy Spirit
WHAT TO PRAY.--That all God's People may know the Holy Spirit "The Spirit of truth, whom the world knoweth not; but ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you."--JOHN xiv. 17. "Know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost?"--1 COR. vi. 19. The Holy Spirit is the power of God for the salvation of men. He only works as He dwells in the Church. He is given to enable believers to live wholly as God would have them live, in the full experience and witness of Him who saves
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Author's Introduction,
In Which the Sources of This History Are Principally Treated A history of the "Origin of Christianity" ought to embrace all the obscure, and, if one might so speak, subterranean periods which extend from the first beginnings of this religion up to the moment when its existence became a public fact, notorious and evident to the eyes of all. Such a history would consist of four books. The first, which I now present to the public, treats of the particular fact which has served as the starting-point
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Ephesians 6:22
I have sent him to you for this very purpose--to let you know how we are doing and to encourage you.

Colossians 2:2
I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have complete confidence that they understand God's mysterious plan, which is Christ himself.

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