Colossians 4:1-10 NIV

1 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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Further Instructions

2 Devote yourselves to prayer,2 being watchful and thankful.

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3 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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4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
5 Be wise6 in the way you act toward outsiders;7 make the most of every opportunity.8

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6 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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Final Greetings

7 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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8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about oura circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.14

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    • a 4:8 - Some manuscripts "that he may know about your"
      9 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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          10 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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