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Colossians 4

1. Masters, provide to your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in the heavens.

2. Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

3. praying at the same time also for us, that God would open a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, because of which I am also in chains,

4. that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, redeeming the time.

6. Let your word always be with grace, having been seasoned with salt, to know how you ought to answer each one.

7. Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all things about me.

8. I am sending him to you for this very thing, that he may know your circumstances, and he may encourage your hearts,

9. with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all the things happening here.

10. Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, receive him),

11. and Jesus who is called Justus. These alone are my fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.

12. Epaphras greets you, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, always struggling for you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and complete in all the will of God.

13. For I bear him witness that he has much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.

14. Luke the beloved physician greets you, also Demas.

15. Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church in his house.

16. And whenever this letter is read before you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you also read the one from Laodicea.

17. And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."

18. This greeting is by my own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

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Colossians 4

1. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

3. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

4. That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

6. Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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

8. Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

9. With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

10. Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)

11. And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.

12. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

13. For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

14. Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.

15. Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

16. And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.

17. And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

18. The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.


The Complete Apostles' Bible

Translated by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton. Revised and Edited by Paul W. Esposito, and, The English Majority Text Version (EMTV) of the Holy Bible, New Testament. Copyright © 2002-2004 Paul W. Esposito.

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