1Masters, grant to your slavesjustice and fairness, 1knowing that you toohave a Master in heaven.
22Devoteyourselves to prayer, keepingalert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving ;
3praying at the sametime3for us as well, that God will open up to us a 4door for 5the word, so that we may speakforth6the mystery of Christ, for which I have also7been imprisoned ;
that I may make it clear8in the way I ought to speak.
5a9Conductyourselves with wisdomtoward10outsiders , b11making the most of the opportunity.
612Let your speechalways be cwith grace, as though seasoned with 13salt, so that you will knowhow you should14respond to eachperson.
715As to all my affairs, 16Tychicus, our 17belovedbrother and faithfulservant and fellowbond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.
818For I have sent him to you for thisvery purpose, that you may knowabout our circumstances and that he may 19encourage your hearts ;
9dand with him 20Onesimus, our faithful and 21belovedbrother, 22who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here.
1023Aristarchus, my 24fellowprisoner, sends you his greetings ; and also 25Barnabas'scousinMark (aboutwhom you receivedeinstructions ; 26if he comes to you, welcome him);
and also Jesus who is calledJustus ; these are the only27fellowworkers for the kingdom of God28who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.
1229Epaphras, 30who is one of your number, a bondslave of JesusChrist, sends you his greetings, always31laboringearnestly for you in his prayers, that you may fstandg32perfect and hfullyassured in all the will of God.
For I testify for him that he hasia deepconcern for you and for those who are in 33Laodicea and Hierapolis.
1434Luke, the belovedphysician, sends you his greetings, and also 35Demas.
15Greet the brethren who are in 36Laodicea and also jNympha and 37the church that is in kher house.
1638Whenlthisletter is readamong you, have it alsoread in the church of the Laodiceans ; and you, for your part 39readmmy letter that is coming from 40Laodicea.
17Say to 41Archippus, "Takeheed to the 42ministrywhich you have received in the Lord, that you may nfulfill it."
18oI, Paul, 43write thisgreeting with my ownhand. 44Remember my p45imprisonment. 46Grace be with you.