1 Masters, give your servants that which is just and equal. You know that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being vigilant with thanksgiving.
3 Pray also for us that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.
4 Let me make it known, as I ought to speak.
5 Behave with wisdom toward those who are outside, making the most of the time.
6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
7 Tychicus will make known all my affairs to you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know our situation, and that he may comfort your hearts.
9 He will be with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things that are done here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, receive him,
11 and Jesus that is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only are my fellow-workers for the kingdom of God, men that have been comfort encouragementconsolation to me.
12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
13 I testify for him, that he has worked hard for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.
15 Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nympha, and the congregation that is in her house.
16 When this letter has been read among you, make sure it is read also in the congregation of the Laodiceans; and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
17 Say to Archippus, »Take heed to the ministry you received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.«
18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.