Chapter 4

COL.4:1 Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
COL.4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
COL.4:3 meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,
COL.4:4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
COL.4:5 Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
COL.4:6 Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
COL.4:7 Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
COL.4:8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
COL.4:9 with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
COL.4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),
COL.4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
COL.4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
COL.4:13 For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
COL.4:14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
COL.4:15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his house.
COL.4:16 Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
COL.4:17 And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
COL.4:18 This salutation by my own hand–Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

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