4:2 Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave 1 of Christ, 2 greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured 3 in all the will of God.
2 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.
3 tn Or “filled.”