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3 We give thanks always to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ when we* pray for you, 4 since we* heard about your faith in Christ Jesus and the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of the hope reserved for you in heaven, which you have heard about beforehand in the word of truth, the gospel, 6 that has come to you, just as also in all the world it is bearing fruit and increasing, just as also among you from the day you heard about and understood the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it* from Epaphras, our dear fellow slave who is a faithful minister of Christ on our behalf,a 8 who also made clear to us your love in the Spirit.
Here “when” is supplied as a component of the participle (“pray”) which is understood as temporal
Here “since” is supplied as a component of the participle (“heard about”) which is understood as causal
Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
Some manuscripts have “on your behalf”
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