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Colossians 4:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And say to Archippus, take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in [the] Lord, to the end that thou fulfil it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And say to Archippus: be taking heed unto the ministry which thou hast accepted in the Lord,—that, the same, thou fulfill.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and say to Archippus, 'See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And say to Archippus, Take heede to the ministerie, which thou hast receiued in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And say to Arkipos, Be vigilant in the ministry which thou hast received in our Lord, that thou fulfil it.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And say to Archippus: Be attentive to the ministry which thou hast received in our Lord, that thou fulfill it.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
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.
say 2036
{2036} Prime
ἔπω
epo
{ep'-o}
A primary verb (used only in the definite past tense, the others being borrowed from G2046, G4483 and G5346); to speak or say (by word or writting).
z5628
<5628> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 459
to Archippus, 751
{0751} Prime
Ἄρχιππος
Archippos
{ar'-khip-pos}
From G0746 and G2462; horse ruler; Archippus, a Christian.
Take heed 991
{0991} Prime
βλέπω
blepo
{blep'-o}
A primary verb; to look at (literally or figuratively).
z5720
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
to the 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).
ministry 1248
{1248} Prime
διακονία
diakonia
{dee-ak-on-ee'-ah}
From G1249; attendance (as a servant, etc.); figuratively (eleemosynary) aid, (official) service (especially of the Christian teacher, or technically of the diaconate).
which 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
thou hast received y3880
[3880] Standard
παραλαμβάνω
paralambano
{par-al-am-ban'-o}
From G3844 and G2983; to receive near, that is, associate with oneself (in any familiar or intimate act or relation); by analogy to assume an office; figuratively to learn.
z5627
<5627> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2138 plus 1 in a variant reading in a footnote
x3380
(3380) Complement
μήπω
mepo
{may'-po}
From G3361 and G4452; not yet.
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.
the Lord, 2962
{2962} Prime
κύριος
kurios
{koo'-ree-os}
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
that 2443
{2443} Prime
ἵνα
hina
{hin'-ah}
Probably from the same as the former part of G1438 (through the demonstrative idea; compare G3588); in order that (denoting the purpose or the result).
thou fulfil 4137
{4137} Prime
πληρόω
pleroo
{play-ro'-o}
From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.
z5725
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
it. 846
{0846} Prime
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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Colossians 4:17

_ _ say to ArchippusThe Colossians (not merely the clergy, but the laymen) are directed, “Speak ye to Archippus.” This proves that Scripture belongs to the laity as well as the clergy; and that laymen may profitably admonish the clergy in particular cases when they do so in meekness. Bengel suggests that Archippus was perhaps prevented from going to the Church assembly by weak health or age. The word, “fulfil,” accords with his ministry being near its close (Colossians 1:25; compare Philemon 1:2). However, “fulfil” may mean, as in 2 Timothy 4:5, “make full proof of thy ministry.” “Give all diligence to follow it out fully”; a monition perhaps needed by Archippus.

_ _ in the Lord — The element in which every work of the Christian, and especially the Christian minister, is to be done (Colossians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 7:39; Philippians 4:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Colossians 4:7-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Colossians 4:17

And say to Archippus — One of the pastors of that church. Take heed — It is the duty of the flock to try them that say they are apostles to reject the false, and to warn, as well as to receive, the real. The ministry — Not a lordship, but a service; a laborious and painful work; an obligation to do and suffer all things; to be the least, and the servant, of all. In the Lord — Christ by whom, and for whose sake, we receive the various gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Archippus:

Philemon 1:2 And to [our] beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house:

Take:

Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Numbers 18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.
2 Chronicles 29:11 My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.
Ezekiel 44:23-24 And they shall teach my people [the difference] between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean. ... And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; [and] they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
1 Timothy 4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
1 Timothy 6:11-14 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. ... That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane [and] vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
2 Timothy 4:1-5 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; ... But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

the ministry:

Acts 1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Acts 14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
1 Corinthians 4:1-2 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. ... Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
1 Timothy 4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
2 Timothy 1:6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

fulfil:

2 Timothy 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
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Lv 10:3. Nu 18:5. 2Ch 29:11. Ezk 44:23. Ac 1:17; 14:23; 20:28. 1Co 4:1. Ep 4:11. 1Ti 4:6, 14, 16; 6:11, 20. 2Ti 1:6; 2:2; 4:1, 5. Phm 1:2.

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