Colossians 4:5-15 NIV

5 Be wise1 in the way you act toward outsiders;2 make the most of every opportunity.3

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6 Let your conversation be always full of grace,4 seasoned with salt,5 so that you may know how to answer everyone.6

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Final Greetings

7 Tychicus7 will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant8 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.9

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    • a 4:8 - Some manuscripts "that he may know about your"
      9 He is coming with Onesimus,10 our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.11 They will tell you everything that is happening here.

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          10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus12 sends you his greetings, as does Mark,13 the cousin of Barnabas.14 (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)

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          11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers15 for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.

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          12 Epaphras,16 who is one of you17 and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you,18 that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature19 and fully assured.

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              13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea20 and Hierapolis.

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              14 Our dear friend Luke,21 the doctor, and Demas22 send greetings.

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              15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea,23 and to Nympha and the church in her house.24

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