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Colossians 4:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I bear him testimony, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For I bear him witness that he labours much for you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For I bear him witness, that he hath great toil in behalf of you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— for I do testify to him, that he hath much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you and for them that are at Laodicea and them at Hierapolis.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I beare him record, that hee hath a great zeale for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For I testify of him that he hath a great zeal for you and for those in Laodikia and in Iropolis.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For I testify for him, that he hath great zeal for you, and for them of Laodicea, and for them of Hierapolis.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
I bear y3140
[3140] Standard
μαρτυρέω
martureo
{mar-too-reh'-o}
From G3144; to be a witness, that is, testify (literally or figuratively).
z0
<0000> Grammar
The original word in the Greek or Hebrew is translated by more than one word in the English. The English translation is separated by one or more other words from the original.
him y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
record, 3140
{3140} Prime
μαρτυρέω
martureo
{mar-too-reh'-o}
From G3144; to be a witness, that is, testify (literally or figuratively).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
x846
(0846) Complement
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
that 3754
{3754} Prime
ὅτι
hoti
{hot'-ee}
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
he hath 2192
{2192} Prime
ἔχω
echo
{ekh'-o}
A primary verb (including an alternate form σχέω [[scheo]], {skheh'-o}; used in certain tenses only); to hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity, relation or condition).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
a great 4183
{4183} Prime
πολύς
polus
{pol-oos'}
Including the forms from the alternate 'pollos'; (singular) much (in any respect) or (plural) many; neuter (singular) as adverb largely; neuter (plural) as adverb or noun often, mostly, largely.
zeal 2205
{2205} Prime
ζῆλος
zelos
{dzay'-los}
From G2204; properly heat, that is, (figuratively) 'zeal' (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband [figuratively of God], or an enemy, malice).
for 5228
{5228} Prime
ὑπέρ
huper
{hoop-er'}
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
you, 5216
{5216} Prime
ὑμῶν
humon
{hoo-mone'}
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
them x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
[that are] in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Laodicea, 2993
{2993} Prime
Λαοδίκεια
Laodikeia
{lah-od-ik'-i-ah}
From a compound of G2992 and G1349; Laodicia, a place in Asia Minor.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
them x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
Hierapolis. 2404
{2404} Prime
Ἱεράπολις
Hierapolis
{hee-er-ap'-ol-is}
From G2413 and G4172; holy city; Hierapolis, a place in Asia Minor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 4:13

_ _ a great zeal — The oldest manuscripts and Vulgate have “much labor.”

_ _ for you — lest you should be seduced (Colossians 2:4); a motive why you should be anxious for yourselves.

_ _ them that are in Laodicea ... Hierapolis — churches probably founded by Epaphras, as the Church in Colosse was. Laodicea, called from Laodice, queen of Antiochus II, on the river Lycus, was, according to the subscription to First Timothy, “the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana” (1 Timothy 6:21). All the three cities were destroyed by an earthquake in a.d. 62 [Tacitus, Annals, 14.27]. Hierapolis was six Roman miles north of Laodicea.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 4:7-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I bear:

Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
2 Corinthians 8:3 For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;

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 splendour 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.
Colossians 4:15-16 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. ... And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the [epistle] from Laodicea.
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Revelation 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Revelation 3:14-18 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; ... I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [that] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
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