Colossians 4
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Prayerful Speech and Actions

1Ye masters, do vnto youre seruauntes that which is iust and equall, and knowe, yt ye also haue a master in heauen.

2Contynue in prayer, and watch in the same with thankesgeuynge, 3and praye also together for vs, that God open vnto vs the dore of the worde, to speake the mystery of Christ (wherfore I am also in bodes) 4that I maye vtter ye same, as it becommeth me to speake.

5Walke wysely towarde them that are without, and redeme ye tyme. 6Let youre speach be allwaye fauorable, seasoned with salt, that ye maye knowe how to answere euery man.

Greetings from Paul’s Fellow Workers
(Romans 16:21–23)

7Tichicus the deare brother and faithfull mynister & felowe seruaut in ye LORDE, shal tell you what case I am in. 8Whom I haue sent vnto you for the same purpose, that he mighte knowe how ye do, & that he mighte comforte youre hertes, 9with one Onesimus a faithfull and beloued brother, which is one of you: they shal shewe you of all thinges, which are adoynge here

10Aristarchus my preson felowe saluteth you, and Marcus Barnabasses sisters sonne, touchinge whom ye receaued commaundementes: Yf he come vnto you, receaue him, 11and Iesus, which is called Iustus, which are of the circumcision. These onely are my helpers in the kyngdome of God, which were to my consolacion. 12Epaphras a seruaunt of Christ, which is one of you, saluteth you, & allwaye laboureth feruently for you in prayers, yt ye maye stonde perfecte and full, in all that is the wil of God. 13I beare him recorde, that he hath a feruent mynde for you, and for the at Laodicea, and at Hierapolis. 14Deare Lucas the Phisician saluteth you, and so doth Demas.

Signature and Final Instructions
(1 Corinthians 16:19–24; 2 Thessalonians 3:16–18)

15Salute the brethre, which are at Laodicea, and salute Nymphas, and the cogregacion which is in his house.

16And whan the epistle is red of you, cause it to be red also in the cogregacio at Laodicea, & that ye likewyse reade the epistle of Laodicea. 17And saye to Archippus: Take hede to the office which thou hast receaued in the LORDE, that thou fulfyll it.

18My salutacion with the hnade of me Paul. Remembre my bodes. Grace be with you, Amen.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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