Masters, be just and fair to your slaves because you know that you also have a master in heaven.
Keep praying. Pay attention when you offer prayers of thanksgiving.
At the same time also pray for us. Pray that God will give us an opportunity to speak the word so that we may tell the mystery about Christ. It is because of this mystery that I am a prisoner.
Pray that I may make this mystery as clear as possible. This is what I have to do.
Be wise in the way you act toward those who are outside [the Christian faith]. Make the most of your opportunities.
Everything you say should be kind and well thought out so that you know how to answer everyone.
I'm sending Tychicus to you. He is our dear brother, trustworthy deacon, and partner in the Lord's work. He will tell you everything that is happening to me.
I'm sending him to you so that you may know how we are doing and so that he may encourage you.
I'm sending Onesimus with him. Onesimus is from your city and is our faithful and dear brother. They will tell you about everything that's happening here.
Aristarchus, who is a prisoner like me, sends greetings. So does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. You have received instructions about Mark. If he comes to you, welcome him.
Jesus, called Justus, also greets you. They are the only converts from the Jewish religion who are working with me for God's kingdom. They have provided me with comfort.