1Masters,give unto your servants that which is justandequal;knowingthatyealsohave a Masterinheaven.2Continue in prayer, and watchin the samewiththanksgiving;3Withalprayingalsoforus,thatGod would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ,forwhich I amalso in bonds :
4That I may makeitmanifest , asIought to speak .
5Walkinwisdomtoward them that are without,redeeming the time.6
Let yourspeech be alwaywithgrace,seasoned with salt, that ye may knowhowyeought to answereveryman.7AllmystateshallTychicusdeclare unto you, who is a belovedbrother,and a faithfulministerandfellowservantin the Lord:8Whom I have sentuntoyoufor the samepurpose,that he might knowyourestate,andcomfortyourhearts;9WithOnesimus, a faithfulandbelovedbrother,whois one ofyou. They shall make known unto you all thingswhich are done here.10Aristarchusmyfellowprisonersalutethyou,andMarcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye receivedcommandments:if he comeuntoyou,receive him;)
11AndJesus,which is calledJustus,whoareof the circumcision.Theseonly are my fellowworkersunto the kingdom of God,which have been a comfort unto me.12Epaphras, who is one ofyou, a servant of Christ,salutethyou,always labouring ferventlyforyouinprayers,that ye may standperfectandcompleteinall the will of God.13For I bearhimrecord , that he hath a greatzealforyou,and them that are inLaodicea,and them inHierapolis.14Luke, the belovedphysician,andDemas,greetyou.15Salute the brethren which are inLaodicea,andNymphas,and the church which is inhishouse.16Andwhen this epistle is readamongyou,causethat it be readalsoin the church of the Laodiceans;andthatyelikewiseread the epistle fromLaodicea.17Andsay to Archippus, Take heed to the ministrywhich thou hast receivedin the Lord,that thou fulfilit.18
The salutation by the hand of mePaul.Remembermybonds.Grace be withyou.Amen . [Written fromRometoColossiansbyTychicusandOnesimus.]