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Colossians 4

NAS 1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven. NIV 1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. NAS 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; NIV 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. NAS 3 praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; NIV 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. NAS 4 that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. NIV 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. NAS 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders , making the most of the opportunity. NIV 5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. NAS 6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. NIV 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. NAS 7 As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord , will bring you information. NIV 7 Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord. NAS 8 For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts; NIV 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. NAS 9 and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of your number. They will inform you about the whole situation here. NIV 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. NAS 10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas's cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him); NIV 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.) NAS 11 and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me. NIV 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. NAS 12 Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. NIV 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. NAS 13 For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis. NIV 13 I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis. NAS 14 Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and also Demas. NIV 14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. NAS 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house. NIV 15 Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house. NAS 16 When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodicea. NIV 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. NAS 17 Say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord , that you may fulfill it." NIV 17 Tell Archippus: "See to it that you complete the work you have received in the Lord." NAS 18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you. NIV 18 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.