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Bible Commentaries

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible

Colossians 4

Verses 1-18


Exhortation and Greeting

2-6. Exhortation to prayer and wisdom in dealing with heathen.

6. Grace, not divine grace, but graciousness. Their speech must be winning and wise, seasoned with salt.

7-18. Commendation of bearers of the letter, and salutations.

8. I have sent] i.e. I am (now) sending.

He might know your estate] RV ’that ye may know our estate.’

10. Sister’s son] RV ’cousin.’ They must have received these commands at an earlier time.

14. From this v., compared with Colossians 4:11, it is clear that Luke was a Gentile.

15. Probably we should substitute ’Nymphas’ and ’her house.’

16. The epistle from Laodicea] perhaps our Epistle to the Ephesians.

18. Paul dictated the letter, as was his custom, and signed it with his chained hand.

Remember] in your prayers.

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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Colossians 4". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dcb/colossians-4.html. 1909.