Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 you and a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you in his prayers, praying with genuine concern, [pleading] that you may [as people of character and courage] stand firm, [spiritually mature] and fully assured in all the will of 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.

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 Jesus, called Justus, they being of the circumcision. These only fellow workers in the kingdom of God, which were a consolation to me. 12 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. 13 For I bear testimony to him, that he has much zeal for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.


Cross References

Romans 15:30

And I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by love of the Spirit, to fight together with me in prayers for me to God;

Colossians 1:7

As also ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellowservant, who is a faithful servant of Christ for you;

Colossians 1:7

As also ye learned from Epaphras our beloved fellowservant, who is a faithful servant of Christ for you;

Matthew 5:48

Therefore, be ye perfected, as your Father which is in the heavens is perfected.

1 Corinthians 2:6

But we speak wisdom among the perfected: and the wisdom not of this life, nor of the rulers of this life, they being left unemployed:

Colossians 1:28

Whom we announce, reminding every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfected in Christ jesus:

Luke 22:44

And being in a violent struggle, he prayed more intently: and his sweat was as clots of blood coming down upon the earth.

John 12:26

If any one would serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall be my servant: and if any one serve me, him will the Father honour.

Romans 15:14

And I am persuaded my brethren, and I myself for you, that ye yourselves also are full of goodness, tilled with all knowledge, being able also to remind one another.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brethren, be not children in reflection: but in wickedness act like children, and in reflection be ye perfected.

2 Corinthians 13:11

As to the rest, brethren, rejoice. Be adjusted, be comforted, think the same, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall with you.

Galatians 1:10

For now do I persuade men, or God? or seek I to please men? for if I had yet pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.

Galatians 4:19

My children, for whom I am again in travail until Christ be formed in you,

Philippians 3:12-15

Not that I have alreaedy attained or have been already perfected: and I pursue, if I also may overtake, for which also I was overtaken by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:9

For this also we, from the day which we heard, ceased not praying for you, and asking that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Colossians 1:22

In the body of his flesh by death, to present you holy, and blameless, and irreproachable before him:

Colossians 2:1-23

For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

Colossians 4:1-2

Lords, render ye to servants Justice and equality; knowing that ye also have a Lord in the heavens.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And the same God of peace consecrate you perfectly compete; and your whole spirit and soul and body be kept faultless to the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 5:7

Who in the days of his flesh, both prayers and supplications to him able to save him from death, with strong crying and tears, having offered, and listened to by means of circumspection;

Hebrews 5:14-1

And firm food is of the perfected, of them by habit having the senses exercised for the separation of good and evil.

James 1:1

James, servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion, health.

James 5:16

Acknowledge your faults to one another, and pray for one another, that ye might be healed. The prayer of the just, being energetic, is very powerful.

2 Peter 1:1

Simon Peter, servant and sent of Jesus Christ, to them having received by inheritance equally honoured faith with us in the justice of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ:

Jude 1:24

And to him able to watch yourselves from falling, and to place blameless before his glory with transport of joy,

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