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    COLOSSIANS 4

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      1  He exhorts them to be fervent in prayer;
     5  to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true
        knowledge of Christ.
    10  He salutes them, and wishes them all prosperity.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - give.
       * Le 19:13; 25:39-43 De 15:12-15; 24:14,15 Ne 5:5-13 Job 24:11,12
       * Job 31:13-15 Isa 58:3,5-9 Jer 34:9-17 Mal 3:5 Jas 13 2:13; 5:4
    - ye.
       * Ec 5:8 Mt 23:8,9; 24:48-51 Lu 16:1-13; 19:15 Eph 6:8,9 *etc:
       * Re 17:14; 19:16
    
    
    VERSE 2 
     - Continue.
       * :12; 1:9 1Sa 12:23 Job 15:4; 27:8-10 Ps 55:16,17; 109:4
    - See on
       * Lu 18:1 Ro 12:12 Eph 6:18 Php 4:6 1Th 5:17,18
    - watch.
       * Mt 26:41 Mr 13:33 Lu 21:36 1Pe 4:7
    - thanksgiving.  See on ch.
       * Col 2:7; 3:15,17
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - praying.
       * Ro 15:30-32 Eph 6:19 Php 1:19 1Th 5:25 Phm 22 1:22 Heb 13:18,19
    - that.
       * 1Co 16:9 2Co 2:12 2Th 3:1,2 Re 3:7,8
    - a door.
      The term door is used metaphorically for an entrance to any
      business, or occasion or opportunity of doing any thing; and
      consequently 'a door of utterance' is an opportunity of
      preaching the gospel successfully.  See the parallel texts.
    
    - the mystery.  See on ch.
       * Col 1:26; 2:2,3 Mt 13:11 1Co 4:1 Eph 6:19
    - for.
       * Eph 3:1; 4:1; 6:20 Php 1:7,13,14 2Ti 1:16; 2:9
    
    
    VERSE 4 
     - I may.
       * Mt 10:26,27 Ac 4:29 2Co 3:12; 4:1-4
    - as.
       * :6 Ac 5:29 1Co 2:4,5 2Co 2:14-17 Eph 6:20
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - Walk.
       * Col 3:16 Ps 90:12 Mt 10:16 Ro 16:19 1Co 14:19-25 Eph 5:15-17
       * Jas 5 1:5; 3:13,17
    - them.
       * 1Co 5:12,13 1Th 4:12 1Ti 3:7 1Pe 3:1
    - redeeming.  See on
       * Eph 5:16
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - your.
       * Col 3:16 De 6:6,7; 11:19 1Ch 16:24 Ps 37:30,31; 40:9,10; 45:2; 66:16
       * Ps 71:15-18,23,24; 78:3,4; 105:2; 119:13,46 Pr 10:21; 15:4,7
       * Pr 16:21-24; 22:17,18; 25:11,12 Ec 10:12 Mal 3:16-18 Mt 12:34,35
       * Lu 4:22 Eph 4:29
    - seasoned.
       * Le 2:13 2Ki 2:20-22 Mt 5:13 Mr 9:50
    - how.
       * Pr 26:4,5 Lu 20:20-40 1Pe 3:15
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - my.
       * Eph 6:21-23
    - Tychicus.
       * Ac 20:4 2Ti 4:12 Tit 3:12
    - a beloved.
       * :9,12
    - See on
       * Eph 6:21 Php 2:25
    - a faithful.
       * 1Co 4:1-4
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - I have.
       * 1Co 4:17 2Co 12:18 Eph 6:22 Php 2:28 1Th 3:5
    - and comfort.
       * Col 2:2 Isa 40:1; 61:2,3 2Co 1:4; 2:7 1Th 2:11; 3:2; 4:18; 5:11,14
       * 2Th 2:17
    
    
    VERSE 9 
     - Onesimus.
       * :7 Phm 10 1:10-19
    
    
    VERSE 10 
     - Aristarchus.
       * Ac 19:29; 20:4; 27:2 Phm 24 1:24
    - saluteth.  See on
       * Ro 16:21-23
    - and Marcus.
       * Ac 12:12; 13:5,13; 15:37-39 2Ti 4:11 1Pe 5:13
    - receive.
       * Ro 16:2 2Jo 1:8,9
    
    
    VERSE 11 
     - who.
       * Ac 10:45; 11:2 Ro 4:12 Ga 2:7,8 Eph 2:11 Tit 1:10
    - fellow-workers.
       * :7 1Co 3:5-9 2Co 6:1 Php 4:3 1Th 3:2 Phm 1 1:1,24
    - a comfort.
       * 2Co 7:6,7 1Th 3:7
    
    
    VERSE 12 
     - Epaphras.
       * Col 1:7 Phm 23 1:23
    - a servant.
       * Joh 12:26 Ga 1:10 Jas 1:1 2Pe 1:1
    - always.  See on ver.
       * :2 Lu 22:44 Ga 4:19 Heb 5:7 Jas 16 5:16
    - laboring.  or, striving.
       * Col 2:1-23
    - that.
       * :1 Ro 15:30
    - See on ch.
       * Col 1:9,22,28 Mt 5:48 1Co 2:6; 14:20 *Gr:
       * 2Co 13:11 Php 3:12-15 1Th 5:23 Heb 5:14 *Gr:
       * Heb 6:1 Jude 1:24
    - complete.  or, filled.
       * Ro 15:14
    
    
    VERSE 13 
     - I bear.
       * Ro 10:2 2Co 8:3
    - Laodicea.
      Laodicea and Hierapolis were both cities of Phrygia in Asia
      Minor, between which, and equidistant from each, was situated
      Colosse.  Laodicea was seated near the Lycus, about 63 miles
      east of Ephesus; and became one of the largest and richest
      towns in Phrygia, vying in power with the maritime cities.  It
      is now called Eski-hissar, the old castle; and besides the
      whole surface within the city's wall being strewed with
      pedestals and fragments, the ruins of an amphitheatre, a
      magnificent odeum, and other public buildings, attest its
      former splendor and magnificence.  But, when visited by Dr.
      Chandler, all was silence and solitude; and a fox, first
      discovered by his ears peeping over a brow, was the only
      inhabitant of Laodicea.  Hierapolis, now Pambouk-Kaiesi, was
      situated, according to the Itinerary, six miles N. of
      Laodicea; and its ruins are now about a mile and a half in
      circumference.
    
       * :15,16; 2:1 Re 1:11; 3:14-18
    
    
    VERSE 14 
     - Luke.
       * 2Ti 4:11 Phm 24 1:24
    - Demas.
       * 2Ti 4:10 Phm 24 1:24
    
    
    VERSE 15 
     - Laodicea.  See on ver.
       * :13
    - the church.
       * Ro 16:5 1Co 16:9 Phm 2 1:2
    
    VERSE 16
        * 1Th 5:27
    
    
    VERSE 17 
     - Archippus.
       * Phm 2 1:2
    - Take.
       * Le 10:3 Nu 18:5 2Ch 29:11 Eze 44:23,24 Ac 20:28 1Ti 4:16
       * 1Ti 6:11-14,20 2Ti 4:1-5
    - the ministry.
       * Ac 1:17; 14:23 1Co 4:1,2 Eph 4:11 1Ti 4:6,14 2Ti 1:6; 2:2
    - fulfil.
       * 2Ti 4:5
    
    
    VERSE 18 
     - by.
       * 1Co 16:21 2Th 3:17
    - Remember.
       * 2Ti 1:8 Heb 13:3
    - Grace.  See on
       * Ro 16:20,24 2Co 13:14 1Ti 6:21 2Ti 4:22 Heb 13:25
    
    
    
          CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS.
    
    Colosse was a large and populous city of Phrygia Pacatiana, in
    Asia Minor, seated on an eminence to the south of the river
    Meander.  It is supposed to have occupied a site now covered
    with ruins, near the village of Konous or Khonas, and about
    twenty miles N.W. of Degnizlu.  By whom, or at what time, the
    church at Colosse was founded is wholly uncertain; but it would
    appear from the apostle's declaration, ch. ii. 1, that he was
    not the honored instrument.  It appears from the tenor of this
    epistle to have been, upon the whole, in a very flourishing
    state; but some difficulties having arisen among them, they sent
    Epaphras to Rome, where the apostle was now imprisoned, (ch. 3 4:3)
    to acquaint him with the state of their affairs.  It is
    remarkable for a peculiar pathos and ardor, which is generally
    ascribed to the extraordinary divine comforts enjoyed by the
    apostle during his sufferings for the sake of Christ.  Whoever,
    says Michaelis, would understand the Epistles to the Ephesians
    and Colossians, must read them together.  The one is in most
    places a commentary on the other; the meaning of single passages
    in one epistle, which, if considered alone, might be variously
    interpreted, being determined by the parallel passages in the
    other epistle.
    
    
    
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