|Overview - Colossians 4|
|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.|
Colossians 4:18 (King James Version)
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.
- 1 Corinthians 16:21 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:17
- 2 Timothy 1:8 ; Hebrews 13:3
- Romans 16:20 Romans 16:24 ; 2 Corinthians 13:14 ; 1 Timothy 6:21 ; 2 Timothy 4:22 ; Hebrews 13:25 Colosse was a large and populous city of Phrygia Pacatiana, inAsia Minor, seated on an eminence to the south of the riverMeander. It is supposed to have occupied a site now coveredwith ruins, near the village of Konous or Khonas, and abouttwenty miles N
- W. of Degnizlu. By whom, or at what time, the church at Colosse was founded is wholly uncertain; but it wouldappear from the apostle's declaration, ch. 2:1, that he was notthe honoured instrument. It appears from the tenor of thisepistle to have been, upon the whole, in a very flourishingstate; but some difficulties having arisen among them, they sentEpaphras to Rome, where the apostle was now imprisoned, (ch.4:3) to acquaint him with the state of their affairs. It isremarkable for a peculiar pathos and ardour, which is generallyascribed to the extraordinary divine consolations enjoyed by theapostle during his sufferings for the sake of Christ. Whoever,says Michaelis, would understand the Epistles to the Ephesiansand Colossians, must read them together. The one is in mostplaces a commentary on the other; the meaning of single passagesin one epistle, which, if considered alone, might be variouslyinterpreted, being determined by the parallel passages in theother epistle.