Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, for you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison,
so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.
Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time. a6
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
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