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Colossians 4:1-6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 You slave owners must be just and fair to your slaves. Remember that you 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 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
3 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. 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 Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
5 Live wisely among those who are not Christians, and make the most of every opportunity. 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
6 Let your conversation be gracious and effective so that you will have the right answer for everyone. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.