New International Version
I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.
King James Bible
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
Darby Bible Translation
whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that he might know your state, and that he might encourage your hearts:
World English Bible
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
Young's Literal Translation
whom I did send unto you for this very thing, that he might know the things concerning you, and might comfort your hearts,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That he might know your estate - Instead of ἱνα γνῳ τα περι ὑμων, that He may know Your affairs, ABD*FG, many others, with the Ethiopic, Itala, Theodoret, and Damascenus, read ἱνα γνωτε τα περι ἡμων, that Ye may know Our affairs; which is probably the true reading. Tychicus was sent to them, not to know their affairs, but with Onesimus, to carry this epistle and make the apostle's state known to them, and comfort their hearts by the good news which he brought. The next verse confirms this meaning.
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LibraryWithout and Within
'Them that are without.'--COL. iv. 5. That is, of course, an expression for the non-Christian world; the outsiders who are beyond the pale of the Church. There was a very broad line of distinction between it and the surrounding world in the early Christian days, and the handful of Christians in a heathen country felt a great gulf between them and the society in which they lived. That distinction varies in form, and varies somewhat in apparent magnitude according as Christianity has been rooted in …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Name Above Every Name
From John Yeardley's Conversion to the Commencement of his Public Ministry.
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I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,
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