Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair,1 because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
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Devote yourselves to prayer,2 being watchful and thankful.
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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.5
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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.8
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Let your conversation be always full of grace,9 seasoned with salt,10 so that you may know how to answer everyone.11
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Tychicus12 will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant13 in the Lord.
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I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.14
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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.
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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.)
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