And pray for us, too, that God may open a door1 for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery2 of Christ, for which I am in chains.34
Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Be wise4 in the way you act toward outsiders;5 make the most of every opportunity.66
Let your conversation be always full of grace,7 seasoned with salt,8 so that you may know how to answer everyone.9
Tychicus10 will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant11 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.129
He is coming with Onesimus,13 our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.14 They will tell you everything that is happening here.
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus15 sends you his greetings, as does Mark,16 the cousin of Barnabas.17 (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers18 for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
Epaphras,19 who is one of you20 and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you,21 that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature22 and fully assured.
I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea23 and Hierapolis.