You slave owners must be just and fair to your slaves. Remember that you also have a Master -- in heaven.
Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Don't forget to pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to preach about his secret plan -- that Christ is also for you Gentiles. That is why I am here in chains.
Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should.
Live wisely among those who are not Christians, and make the most of every opportunity.
Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone.
Tychicus, a much loved brother, will tell you how I am getting along. He is a faithful helper who serves the Lord with me.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)