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Philemon 1:23

    Philemon 1:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There salute you Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Epaphras, my brother-prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends you his love;

    Webster's Revision

    Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;

    World English Bible

    Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, greets you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Epaphras, my fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus, saluteth thee;

    Clarke's Commentary on Philemon 1:23

    Epaphras, my fellow prisoner - Epaphras was a Colossian, as we learn from Colossians 4:12 : Epaphras, who is one of you. But there is no account there of his being in prison, though the not mentioning of it does not necessarily imply that he was not. Some time or other he had suffered imprisonment for the truth of the Gospel; and on that account St. Paul might, in a general way, call him his fellow prisoner.

    Barnes' Notes on Philemon 1:23

    There salute thee Epaphras - The same persons who are here mentioned as greeting Philemon, are mentioned in the close of the Epistle to the Colossians - furnishing a high degree of evidence that Philemon resided at Colosse. Epaphras was a member of the church there; the notes at Colossians 4:12.

    My fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus - In the cause of Christ; Notes, Plm 1:1. The circumstance of his being a prisoner is not mentioned in the parallel place in the Epistle to the Colossians, but nothing is more probable.