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... c . but ye are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph . And so far the salutations
and commendations of those three who were of the circumcision , that is , of the
Jews : Three others follow from among the Gentiles ; Epaphras , 286 Chap . iv .
Three others follow from among the Gentiles ; Epaphras , Luke , and Demas .
Vers . 12 . Epaphras , who is one of you , a servant of Christ , saluteth you ,
always labouring fervently for you in prayers , that ye may stand perfect and
complete in ...
Lastly , he desires that Epaphras may be rendered acceptable to the Colossians
from his remarkable love towards them . This he sets forth and proves in a twofold
manner : by its effect , in this verse ; by his testimony , in the thirteenth verse .
The duty lies upon the minister , not only of praying publicly for the people
committed to him , but privately , and that even mostly as often as he shall
happen to be absent from his flock ; this we are taught by this example of
But here a doubt arises , about the knowledge and fulness of the Divine will : For
since Epaphras prays that the Colossians may stand perfect in all the will of God ,
it may be asked , whether a perfection of this kind can fall to the Christian in this ...
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