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Colossians 4 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving; 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
3 withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds; 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
7 All my affairs shall Tychicus make known unto you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord: 7 Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
8 whom I have sent you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts; 8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.
9 together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things that [are done] here. 9 He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (touching whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him), 10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
11 and Jesus that is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only [are my] fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men that have been a comfort unto me. 11 Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
13 For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you. 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
15 Salute the brethren that are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house. 15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
16 And when this epistle hath been read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye also read the epistle from Laodicea. 16 After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 17 Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord."
18 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. 18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.