Colossians 4:10

“Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus sisters sonne to Barnabas, (touching whome yee receiued commandements; if he come vnto you, receiue him:)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and {also} Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (touching whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him),
- American Standard Version (1901)

Aristarchus, my brother-prisoner, sends his love to you, and Mark, a relation of Barnabas (about whom you have been given orders: if he comes to you, be kind to him),
- Basic English Bible

Aristarchus my fellow-captive salutes you, and Mark, Barnabas's cousin, concerning whom ye have received orders, (if he come to you, receive him,)
- Darby Bible

Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, saluteth you; and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (concerning whom ye received commandments: if he should come to you, receive him;)
- Webster's Bible

Aristarchus my fellow prisoner sends greeting to you, and so does Barnabas's cousin Mark. You have received instructions as to him; if he comes to you, give him a welcome.
- Weymouth Bible

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received commandments, "if he comes to you, receive him"),
- World English Bible

Aristark, prisoner with me, gretith you wel, and Mark, the cosyn of Barnabas, of whom ye han take maundementis; if he come to you, resseyue ye hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

Salute you doth Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, and Marcus, the nephew of Barnabas, (concerning whom ye did receive commands -- if he may come unto you receive him,)
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for Colossians 4:10


4:10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner - Such was Epaphras likewise for a time, #Phm 1:23|. Ye have received directions - Namely, by Tychicus, bringing this letter. The ancients adapted their language to the time of reading the letter; not, as we do, to the time when it was written. It is not improbable, they might have scrupled to receive him, without this fresh direction, after he had left St. Paul, and departed from the work.


People's Bible Notes for Colossians 4:10


Col 4:10 There follow Christian remembrances from several of Paul's companions. Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner. A Macedonian from Thessalonica (Ac 19:29 20:4 27:2). He accompanied Paul from Jerusalem to Rome. He is named in Phm 1:24. And Marcus. The old companion of Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary tour (Ac 13:5,13). Sister's son to Barnabas. It is now conceded that this should be, "Cousin to Barnabas". Since in this year (probably A.D. 62) Mark attends Paul, it is inferred that Barnabas was dead. Concerning whom. Mark. Commandments. Commendations. Receive him. Perhaps these churches knew that at one time Paul had refused to have Mark in his company (Ac 15:38), and hence would not have received him cordially without such a commendation.

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