New American Standard Bible
Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."
King James Bible
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
Darby Bible Translation
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, to the end that thou fulfil it.
World English Bible
Tell Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."
Young's Literal Translation
and say to Archippus, 'See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And say to Archippus - Archippus is mentioned also in Plm 1:2. He is not elsewhere referred to in the New Testament, and nothing further is known of him.
Take heed to the ministry ... - The Greek here is, τὴν διακονίαν tēn diakonian - meaning the office of ministering in divine things; but it is not certain precisely what office he held there. It seems probable from the language which the apostle applies to him - "the ministry" - (compare Acts 1:17, Acts 1:25; Acts 6:4; Acts 20:24; Acts 21:19; Romans 11:13; 1 Corinthians 12:5; 2 Corinthians 3:7-9; 2 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:3; Ephesians 4:12), that he was not a deacon, properly so called, but that he was a preacher of the word. In Plm 1:2, he is mentioned by Paul as his "fellow-soldier," and it is evident that the apostle meant to speak of him with honor. There is no evidence, as has been supposed by some, that he intended to imply, by what he said, that he had been remiss in the performance of his duties, but the apostle doubtless meant to encourage him and to excite him to increased ardor and zeal in the work of the Lord; compare the notes at Acts 20:28. It is always proper to caution even the most faithful and self-denying servants of the Lord to "take heed," or see to it, that they perform their duties with fidelity. The office of the ministry is such, and the temptations to unfaithfulness are so great, that we need constant watchfulness.
That thou fulfil it - That there be nothing wanting, or lacking, in any of the departments of labor which you are called to perform.
LibraryMarcus, My Son
'... So doth Marcus, my son.'--1 Peter v. 13. The outlines of Mark's life, so far as recorded in Scripture, are familiar. He was the son of Mary, a woman of some wealth and position, as is implied by the fact that her house was large enough to accommodate the 'many' who were gathered together to pray for Peter's release. He was a relative, probably a cousin (Col. iv. 10, Revised Version), of Barnabas, and possibly, like him, a native of Cyprus. The designation of him by Peter as 'my son' naturally …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Prayer and Fervency
Exhortations to Christians as they are Children of God
2 Timothy 4:5
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
and to Apphia our sister, and to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in your house:
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