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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Colossians 4

 

 

Verse 1

Masters. See Colossians 3:22.

unto = to.

servants. See Colossians 8:22.

just. App-191.

knowing. App-132.

in. App-104.

heaven. See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.


Verse 2

Continue. See Romans 12:12.

Prayer. App-134.

the same = it.

with. App-104.

thanksgiving. See Colossians 2:2.


Verse 3

praying. App-134.

also for us = for us also.

for. App-104.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

God. App-98.

unto = to.

door. Soe 1 Corinthians 16:9.

utterance. App-121.

speak. App-121.

mystery. App-193.

Christ. App-98.

for. App-104. Colossians 4:2.

am also, &c. = have been bound also. Compare Acts 22:21, Acts 22:22.


Verse 4

make . . . manifest. App-106. Compare Ephesians 6:20.


Verse 5

toward. App-101.

without. See 1 Corinthians 5:12.

redeeming. See Ephesians 5:16.


Verse 6

speech. Greek. logos. App-121.

grace. App-184.

seasoned. Greek. artsa. Only here, Mark 9:50. Luke 14:34.

with. No preposition. Dative case.

answer. Greek. apokrinomai. App-122.


Verse 7

All my state. Lit, all things according to (Greek. kale. App-104.) me.

declare = make known. Greek. pnaricb. See Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:22.

who is a = the.

beloved. Greek agapetos. App-135.

a. Omit.

faithful. Greek. pistos. App-150.

minister. Greek. diakonos. App-190.

Lord. App-98.


Verse 8

have, Omit.

sent. Greek pempo. App-174.

unto. Greek. pros. App-104.

for. Greek. eis. App-104.

that . . . your. The texts read "that ye may know our".

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

know. Greek. ginaska. App-132.

your estate. Lit, the things concerning (Greek. peri. App-104) you. Compare Colossians 4:7.

comfort. Greek parakaleo. App-134.


Verse 9

With. App-104.

a = the.

of. App-104.

make known. Same as "declare", Colossians 4:7.

which are done. Omit.


Verse 10

Aristarchus. See Acts 19:29.

Marcus. See Acts 12:12.

sister"s son = cousin. Greek anepsios. Only here.

Barnabas. See Acts 4:36.

touching. App-104.

if. Greek. ean. App-118.


Verse 11

Jesus. Compare Acts 7:45

Justus. See Acts 18:2,

fellowworkers. Greek. sunergos. See 1 Corinthians 3:9.

unto. Greek. eis. App-104.

kingdom. See App-112.

been = become.

comfort. Greek paregoria. Only here.


Verse 12

Epaphras. See Colossians 1:7.

servant. Greek doulos. App-190.

Christ. The texts add "Jesus"

labouring fervently = striving, Colossians 1:29.

for. Greek huper. App-104.

prayers. Greek proseuche. App-134.

perfect. Greek. teleios, App-125.

complete. Greek. pteroo. App-126. The texts read "plerophoreo", as in Romans 4:21.

will. Greek. thelena. App-102.:1


Verse 13

bear . . . record. See 2 Corinthians 8:3 .

zeal. Greek. ze los, but the texts read "ponos" labour. Compare Colossians 4:12.


Verse 14

Demas. See 2 Timothy 4:10. Phm. Colossians 1:24.


Verse 15

Nymphas. Not mentioned elsewhere.

church, App-186.

in. Greek. kata. App-104.


Verse 16

among. Greek para. App-104.

from. Greek. ek. App-104.


Verse 17

Take heed. Greek. blepo. App-133.

ministry. Greek. diakonia. App-190.

fulfil. App-125.


Verse 18

the hand, &c. = my hand of Paul.

bonds. Compare Colossians 4:8.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

Amen. Omit.


 


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Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Colossians 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/colossians-4.html. 1909-1922.

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