1 Masters, afford to your servants what is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in the heavens.
2 Continue instant in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving;
3 at the same time, also, praying for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the secret of Christ, for which, indeed, I am in bonds;
4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5 Walk in wisdom toward them who are without, gaining time.
6 Let your speech be always with gracefulness, seasoned with salt, knowing how you ought to answer every one.
7 All things concerning me, Tychicus, a beloved brother, and faithful minister, and fellow-servant in the Lord, will make known to you;
8 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that he may know your affairs, and comfort your hearts:
9 with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is from you. They will make known to you all things which are done here.
10 Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, salutes you; and Mark, the nephew of Barnabas, concerning whom you go orders: if he come to you, receive him-
11 and Jesus, who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These, alone, are laborers with me for the kingdom of God, who has been a consolation to me.
12 Epaphras, who came from you, a servant of Christ, salutes you; at all times fervently striving for you by prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in the whole will of God.
13 For I bear him witness, that he has much affection for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, salute you.
15 Salute the brethren in Laodicea; and Nymphas, and the congregation in his house.
16 And when this epistle has been read to you, cause that it be read also in the congregation of the Laodiceans; and that you also read the one from Laodicea.
17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry, which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.
18 The salutation of Paul, with my own hand. Remember my bonds. Favor be with you.