4:9 I sent him 1 with Onesimus, the faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. 2 They will tell 3 you about everything here.
4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave 4 of Christ, 5 greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured 6 in all the will of God.
1 tn The Greek sentence continues v. 9 with the phrase “with Onesimus,” but this is awkward in English, so the verb “I sent” was inserted and a new sentence started at the beginning of v. 9 in the translation.
2 tn Grk “is of you.”
3 tn Grk “will make known to you.” This has been simplified in the translation to “will tell.”
5 tc ‡ Strong Alexandrian testimony, along with some other witnesses, suggests that ᾿Ιησοῦ (Ihsou, “Jesus”) follows Χριστοῦ (Cristou, “Christ”; so א A B C I L 0278 33 81 365 629 1175 2464 al lat), but the evidence for the shorter reading is diverse (Ì46 D F G Ψ 075 1739 1881 Ï it sy Hier), cutting across all major texttypes. There can be little motivation for omitting the name of Jesus; hence, the shorter reading is judged to be original. NA27 has ᾿Ιησοῦ in brackets, indicating some doubts as to its authenticity.
6 tn Or “filled.”