1 Masters, do equity and justice to your servants, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 In prayer be constant, and be watchful in it, and (in) giving thanks;
3 praying also for us, that Aloha may open to us the gate of the word, to speak the mystery of the Meshiha, for the sake of which I am bound,
4 that I may fully make it manifest, as it behoveth me.
5 In wisdom walk towards the outward ones, and redeem your opportunity.
6 And let your speech at all time be with grace as sprinkled with salt, each one knowing how it becometh him to return the answer.
7 What concerneth me will Tykikos, a beloved brother and faithful minister, and our companion in the Lord, make known to you:
8 whom I have sent to you for this, that he may know how it is with you, and may comfort your hearts;
9 with Onesimos, the faithful and beloved brother who is of you. These will make you know what concerneth us.
10 Aristarchos, a captive with me, asketh for your peace, and Markos, the nephew of Bar Naba, regarding whom you are directed, that if he come to you, receive him,
11 and Jeshu who is called Justos: these are of the circumcision, and these only have helped me in the kingdom of Aloha, and these have been a consolation to me.
12 Epaphra, who is of you, asketh for your peace; a servant of the Meshiha, who is always labouring on your behalf in prayer, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of Aloha.
13 For I testify of him that he hath a great zeal for you and for those in Laodikia and in Iropolis.
14 Lukos our beloved physician, and Dima, ask for your peace.
15 Ask the peace of the brethren who are in Laodikia, and of Nymfa, and of the church which is in his house.
16 And when this epistle shall have been read to you, cause it also to be read in the church of the Laodikoyee; and that which is written from the Laodikoyee, read you it.
17 And say to Arkipos, Be vigilant in the ministry which thou hast received in our Lord, that thou fulfil it.
18 This salutation with the hand of me, PAULOS. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.