Colossians 4:1-11 NAS

Fellow Workers

1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, 1knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

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2 2Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

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3 praying at the same time 3for us as well, that God will open up to us a 4door for 5the word, so that we may speak forth 6the mystery of Christ, for which I have also 7been imprisoned;

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4 that I may make it clear 8in the way I ought to speak.

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5 a9Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward 10outsiders *, b11making the most of the opportunity.

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    • ¿ 4:5 - Lit "Walk"
    • À 4:5 - Lit "redeeming the time"
      6 12Let your speech always be cwith grace, as though seasoned with 13salt, so that you will know how you should 14respond to each person.

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        • Á 4:6 - Or "gracious"
          7 15As to all my affairs, 16Tychicus, our 17beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.

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          8 18For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances * and that he may 19encourage your hearts;

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          9 dand with him 20Onesimus, our faithful and 21beloved brother, 22who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here.

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            • Â 4:9 - Lit "along with Onesimus"
              10 23Aristarchus, my 24fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also 25Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received einstructions; 26if he comes to you, welcome him);

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              11 and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only 27fellow workers for the kingdom of God 28who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.

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