Colossians 4:15

15 Give my greetings to the brothers[a] at Laodicea, and to Nympha and 1the church in her house.

Colossians 4:15 Meaning and Commentary

Colossians 4:15

Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea
Where there was a church mentioned in the following verse, of which see on Gill "Re 2:10".

And Nymphas;
which some, unskilful in the Greek language, have took for a woman; whereas it is the name of a man, as the following words show; and is a contraction of Nymphios, or Nymphidios, or Nymphodoros:

and the church which is in his house.
This man seems to have been an inhabitant of Laodicea, and that the church there met at his house to worship God, to pray unto him, sing his praise, hear his word, and attend on all ordinances: or his own family was brought up so strictly to the observance of these things, that they looked like a little church of themselves.

Colossians 4:15 In-Context

13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
14 Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.
15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
17 And say to Archippus, "See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord."

Cross References 1

  • 1. See Romans 16:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or brothers and sisters
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