1 MASTERS, give to your slaves what is just and equal, for you know that you have a Master in heaven.
2 Be earnest and constant in prayer. Be thankfully watchful in it.
3 Pray along with us and for us that God may open for us a door for the message, so that I may tell the mystery of Christ for the sake of which I am in chains \'97
4 so that I may make it clear, as I ought.
5 Behave wisely towards outsiders, buying up the opportunity.
6 Let what you say be always with grace, seasoned with salt. Know how you should answer each one.
7 Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful worker and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you everything about me.
8 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know my situation and that he may encourage your hearts.
9 And with him I am sending Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you all about affairs here.
10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends his greetings, and so does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas you have received letters about him; if he comes, welcome him ,
11 and so does Jesus who is called Justus. These alone of those who are circumcised are my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
12 Epaphras, the servant of Christ Jesus, who is one of you, sends his greetings to you. He always wrestles in prayer on your behalf that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
13 I bear witness to the burden that he carries for you and for those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis.
14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you their greetings.
15 Give our greeting to the brethren in Laodicea and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.
16 When this letter has been read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans, and you are to read the letter that will come from Laodicea.
17 Say to Archippus, See to it that you fully perform the service which you have accepted in the Lord.
18 The greeting of Paul, by my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.