Devote yourselves to prayer,2 being watchful and thankful.
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door3 for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery4 of Christ, for which I am in chains.54
Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Be wise6 in the way you act toward outsiders;7 make the most of every opportunity.86
Let your conversation be always full of grace,9 seasoned with salt,10 so that you may know how to answer everyone.11
Tychicus12 will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant13 in the Lord.
I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about oura circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.149
He is coming with Onesimus,15 our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.16 They will tell you everything that is happening here.
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus17 sends you his greetings, as does Mark,18 the cousin of Barnabas.19 (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)