Colossians 4:1-10 NIV

1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

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Further Instructions

2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

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3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

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

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6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

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Final Greetings

7 Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servanta in the Lord.

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    • p 4:7 - Or "slave" ; also in verse 12
      8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about ourb circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.

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        • q 4:8 - Some manuscripts "that he may know about your"
          9 He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.

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              10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)

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