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Colossians 4

Colossians 4:1  
Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Colossians 4:2  
Continue steadfastly in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving,

Colossians 4:3  
praying together for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds,

Colossians 4:4  
that I may reveal it as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:5  
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.

Colossians 4:6  
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

Colossians 4:7  
All my affairs will be made known to you by Tychicus, the beloved brother, faithful servant, and fellow bondservant in the Lord.

Colossians 4:8  
I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,

Colossians 4:9  
together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything that is going on here.

Colossians 4:10  
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received instructions, “if he comes to you, receive him”),

Colossians 4:11  
and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for God’s Kingdom who are of the circumcision, men who have been a comfort to me.

Colossians 4:12  
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Colossians 4:13  
For I testify about him that he has great zeal for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:14  
Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.

Colossians 4:15  
Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, with Nymphas and the assembly that is in his house.

Colossians 4:16  
When this letter has been read among you, cause it to be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans, and that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

Colossians 4:17  
Tell Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.”

Colossians 4:18  
I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.


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