4 aMasters, give unto your servants that which is just and bequal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
2 cdContinue ein prayer, and fwatch in the same gwith thanksgiving; 3 Withal hpraying also for us, that God would iopen unto us a door of utterance, to speak kthe mystery of Christ, lfor which I am also in bonds: 4 That mI may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 nWalk oin wisdom toward pthem that are without, qredeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be alway rwith grace, sseasoned with salt, that ye may know thow ye ought to answer every man.
7 uAll my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and wa faithful minister and wfellowservant in the Lord: 8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and xcomfort your hearts; 9 With xxOnesimus, a yfaithful and beloved brother, jwho is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here. 10 zAristarchus amy fellowprisoner saluteth you, and bMarcus, csister’s son to dBarnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: eif he come unto you, receive him;) 11 And Jesus, which is called fJustus, gwho are of the circumcision. These only are my hfellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. 12 iEpaphras, jwho is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always ||klabouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand lperfect and ||mcomplete in all mmthe will of God. 13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great nzeal for you, and them that are in oLaodicea, and them in Hierapolis. 14 pLuke, the beloved physician, and qDemas, greet you. 15 Salute the brethren which are in oLaodicea, and Nymphas, and rthe church which is in his house. 16 And when sthis epistle tis read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from oLaodicea. 17 And say to uArchippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 18 wThe salutation by the hand of me Paul. xRemember ymy bonds. zGrace be with you. Amen.
Written afrom Rome to the Colossians by bTychicus and cOnesimus.
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