Colossians 1:24; Colossians 2:1; Colossians 3:22; Colossians 4:5; Colossians 4:8; Colossians 4:12-13; Colossians 4:16; Colossians 4:18
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face,
Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord .
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders , making the most of the opportunity.
For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;
Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.