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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. GOTO NEXT BOOK - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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