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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Colossians 4

Verse 1

Masters. See Colossians 3:22 .

unto = to.

servants. See Col 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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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Colossians 4". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/colossians-4.html. 1909-1922.