Colossians 4:12

Epaphras who is one of you (Epapra o ex umwn). See Acts 1:7 for previous mention of this brother who had brought Paul news from Colossae. Always striving for you (pantote agwnizomeno uper hmwn). See Acts 1:29 of Paul. That ye may stand (ina staqhte). Final clause, first aorist passive subjunctive (according to Aleph B) rather than the usual second aorist active subjunctives (sthte) of isthmi (according to A C D). Fully assured (peplhroporhmenoi). Perfect passive participle of plhroporew, late compound, for which see Luke 1:1 ; Romans 14:5 .