Colossians 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Colossians 4:7, NIV: Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

Colossians 4:7, ESV: Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

Colossians 4:7, KJV: All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:

Colossians 4:7, NASB: As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.

Colossians 4:7, NLT: Tychicus will give you a full report about how I am getting along. He is a beloved brother and faithful helper who serves with me in the Lord's work.

Colossians 4:7, CSB: Tychicus, our dearly loved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

What does Colossians 4:7 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

As he wraps up his message, Paul transitions to points about various Christian friends. Here Paul mentions Tychicus, who seems to be the one delivering the letter as well as other news. Tychicus carried this message, and several others, from Rome and was accompanied by Onesimus. Among the letters Tychicus carried was one Paul wrote to the Ephesians (Ephesians 6:21). Tychicus is also mentioned in Acts 20:4, 2 Timothy 4:12, and Titus 3:12.

Paul makes three positive statements about Tychicus. First, Paul calls him "a beloved brother" (also Ephesians 6:21). Tychicus was mostly likely a Gentile believer and had served alongside Paul previously (Acts 20:4) in addition to being with him in Rome to help deliver his letters. Second, he is called a "faithful minister" (also Ephesians 6:21). Tychicus likely served as a church leader. Only Epaphras is given this same title (Colossians 1:7). Third, Paul says Tychicus is a "fellow servant in the Lord," also a title used for Epaphras (Colossians 1:7).