Colossians 4 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens. 1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving; 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
3 praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of the Christ, because of which also I have been bound, 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 manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak; 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
5 in wisdom walk ye toward those without, the time forestalling; 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
6 your word always in grace -- with salt being seasoned -- to know how it behoveth you 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 the things concerning me make known to you shall Tychicus -- the beloved brother, and faithful ministrant, 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 did send unto you for this very thing, that he might know the things concerning you, and might 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 with Onesimus the faithful and beloved brother, who is of you; all things to you shall they make known that [are] 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 Salute you doth Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, and Marcus, the nephew of Barnabas, (concerning whom ye did receive commands -- if he may 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 who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only [are] fellow-workers for the reign of God who did become a comfort to 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 Salute you doth Epaphras, who [is] of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full 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 do testify to him, that he hath much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
14 Salute you doth Lukas, the beloved physician, and Demas; 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
15 salute ye those in Laodicea -- brethren, and Nymphas, and the assembly in his house; 15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
16 and when the epistle may be read with you, cause that also in the assembly of the Laodiceans it may be read, and the [epistle] from Laodicea that ye also may read; 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, `See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.' 17 Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord."
18 The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace [is] with you. Amen. 18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.