Pray also for me, so that when I speak, a message may be given to me to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, a20
for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it boldly, as I must speak.
So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus will tell you everything. He is a dear brother and a faithful minister in the Lord.
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, to let you know how we are, and to encourage your hearts.
Peace be to the whole community, b and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all who have an undying love for our Lord Jesus Christ. c
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