Colossians 4 ©

1 The duty of masters toward their servants. 2 A general exhortation to perseverance in prayer, 5 discreet conduct, 6 and well-ordered speech. 7 The apostle commendeth Tychicus and Onesimus, by whom he sent this epistle: 10 and concludeth with various salutations, and a blessing.


aMASTERS, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master bin heaven.


cContinue in prayer, and watch in the same dwith thanksgiving;


e*Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the fmystery of Christ, gfor which I am also in bonds:


That I may make it manifest, has I ought to speak.


iWalk in wisdom toward jthem that are *without, redeeming the time.


kLet your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


lAll my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is ma beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:


Whom nI have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;


With oOnesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.


pAristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, qreceive him;)


And Jesus, which is called Justus, rwho are of the circumcision. These only are my sfellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.


tEpaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, ualways 1labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand vperfect and 2complete in all the will of God.


wFor I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in xLaodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

w Not Ro. 10.2, but v.12. ch. 1.28,29.

yLuke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.


Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and zthe church which is in his house.


And when this epistle is read among you, acause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.


And say to bArchippus, cTake heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.


The salutation dby the hand of me, Paul. eRemember my bonds. fGrace be with you. Amen.