Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills.

New American Standard Bible

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

King James Version

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

International Standard Version

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of the Messiah Jesus, sends you his greetings. He is always wrestling in his prayers for you, so that you may stand mature, completely convinced of the entire will of God.

A Conservative Version

Epaphras, the bondman of Christ from you, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers, so that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God.

American Standard Version

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Amplified

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.

An Understandable Version

Epaphras, who is one of you [See 1:7; 4:9], a slave of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings. He always struggles in his prayers on your behalf so that you will remain mature and be fully convinced [that you are living] by all that God wants [for your life].

Anderson New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you; he always strives earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Bible in Basic English

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.

Common New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a servant of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Daniel Mace New Testament

have cordially reliev'd me. Epaphras a servant of Christ, and your countryman, salutes you, who is always very earnest in his prayers, that you may be perfectly acquainted with, and constantly observe,

Darby Translation

Epaphras, who is one of you, the bondman of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always combating earnestly for you in prayers, to the end that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Godbey New Testament

Epaphras, who is from you, the servant of Jesus Christ, always agonizing in your behalf in his prayers, in order that you may stand perfect even having been fully carried away in all the will of God, salutes you.

Goodspeed New Testament

Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always standing up for you in his prayers that you may stand fast, like men of mature convictions, whatever God's will for you may be.

John Wesley New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayer, that ye may stand, perfect and filled, with all the will of God.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ, salutes you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand firm, perfect and fulfilled in all the will of God.

Julia Smith Translation

Epaphras, who of you, greets you, a servant of Christ, always contending for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfected and completed in all the will of God.

King James 2000

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Epaphras, who is [one] of you, greets you, a slave of Christ always struggling on behalf of you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Modern King James verseion

Epaphras greets you, he being of you, a servant of Christ, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Epaphras the servant of Christ, which is one of you, saluteth you, and always laboureth fervently for you in prayers that ye may stand perfect, and full in all that is the will of God.

Moffatt New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, salutes you ??a servant of Christ Jesus who is always earnest in prayer for you, that you may stand firm like mature and convinced Christians, whatever be the will of God for you.

Montgomery New Testament

Epaphras, one of yourselves, salutes you, a slave of Christ who is always agonizing for you in his prayers, that you may stand firm, mature, and fully assured in all the will of God.

NET Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

New Heart English Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Noyes New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Sawyer New Testament

Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

The Emphasized Bible

Epaphras who is from among you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, - at all times, contending in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may be caused to stand complete and fully assured in everything willed by God;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Epaphras, one of you, saluteth you, a servant of Christ, always wrestling for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, sends you his greeting. He is a servant of Christ Jesus, and is always most earnest in your behalf in his prayers, praying that you may stand firm, with a matured faith and with a sure conviction of all that is in accordance with God's will.

Webster

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Weymouth New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, sends greetings to you, always wrestling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm--Christians of ripe character and of clear conviction as to everything which is God's will.

Williams New Testament

Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always earnestly pleading for you in his prayers that you may stand fast as men mature and of firm convictions in everything required by the will of God.

World English Bible

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Worrell New Testament

Epaphras, who is from among you, salutes you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always striving in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Worsley New Testament

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you; who always strives earnestly for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God:

Youngs Literal Translation

Salute you doth Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἐπαφρᾶς 
Epaphras 
Usage: 3

who is

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

one of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371
Usage: 314
Usage: 371

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

ἀσπάζομαι 
Aspazomai 
Usage: 57

πάντοτε 
Pantote 
Usage: 30

G75
ἀγωνίζομαι 
Agonizomai 
Usage: 5

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128

προσευχή 
Proseuche 
Usage: 31

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye may stand
ἵστημι 
histemi 
Usage: 129

τέλειος 
Teleios 
Usage: 16

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

πληρόω 
Pleroo 
Usage: 68

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

the will
θέλημα 
thelema 
will, desire, pleasure
Usage: 45

Prayers for Colossians 4:12

Context Readings

Exhortations Regarding Fellow Workers

11 and so does Jesus who is called Justus. These alone of the circumcision are my coworkers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always contending for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured in everything God wills. 13 For I testify about him that he works hard for you, for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.


Cross References

Romans 15:30

Now I appeal to you, brothers, through our Lord Jesus Christ and through the love of the Spirit, to join with me in fervent prayers to God on my behalf.

Colossians 1:7

You learned this from Epaphras, our dearly loved fellow slave. He is a faithful servant of the Messiah on your behalf,

Colossians 1:7

You learned this from Epaphras, our dearly loved fellow slave. He is a faithful servant of the Messiah on your behalf,

Matthew 5:48

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, we do speak a wisdom among the mature, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim Him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Luke 22:44

Being in anguish, He prayed more fervently, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.]

John 12:26

If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there My servant also will be. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

Romans 15:14

My brothers, I myself am convinced about you that you also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brothers, don’t be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking.

2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Become mature, be encouraged, be of the same mind,(A) be at peace,(B) and the God of love(C) and peace will be with you.

Galatians 1:10

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Galatians 4:19

My children, I am again suffering labor pains for you until Christ is formed in you.

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:9

For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,

Colossians 1:22

But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him

Colossians 2:1-23

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you, for those in Laodicea, and for all who have not seen me in person.

Colossians 4:1-2

Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you too have a Master in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 5:7

During His earthly life, He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.

Hebrews 5:14-1

But solid food is for the mature—for those whose senses have been trained to distinguish between good and evil.

James 1:1

James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ:To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect.

2 Peter 1:1

Simeon Peter, a slave and an apostle of Jesus Christ:To those who have obtained a faith of equal privilege with ours through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jude 1:24

Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy,

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