13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
13 I've watched him closely, and can report on how hard he has worked for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
13 For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
13 I can assure you that he prays hard for you and also for the believers in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Colossians 4:13
Commentary on Colossians 4:10-18
(Read Colossians 4:10-18)
Paul had differed with Barnabas, on the account of this Mark, yet he is not only reconciled, but recommends him to the churches; an example of a truly Christian and forgiving spirit. If men have been guilty of a fault, it must not always be remembered against them. We must forget as well as forgive. The apostle had comfort in the communion of saints and ministers. One is his fellow-servant, another his fellow-prisoner, and all his fellow-workers, working out their own salvation, and endeavouring to promote the salvation of others. The effectual, fervent prayer is the prevailing prayer, and availeth much. The smiles, flatteries, or frowns of the world, the spirit of error, or the working of self-love, leads many to a way of preaching and living which comes far short of fulfilling their ministry. But those who preach the same doctrine as Paul, and follow his example, may expect the Divine favour and blessing.