Colossians 4
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Prayerful Speech and Actions

1Masters, award unto the servants that which is right and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

2Be constant in prayer, watching in the same with thanksgiving; 3at the same time also praying for us, in order that God may open to us the door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which I indeed am bound; 4in order that I may manifest the same, as it behooves me to speak.

5Walk about in wisdom toward the aliens, buying in the opportunity. 6Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how it behooves you to answer each one.

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

7Tychicus, my beloved brother, and faithful minister and fellow-laborer in the Lord, will make known to you all things which appertain to me: 8whom I sent unto you for this same thing, in order that you may know the things concerning us, and he may comfort your hearts; 9along with our faithful and beloved brother, Onesimus, who is from you; they will truly make known all things to you.

10Aristarchus my fellow-soldier salutes you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas concerning whom you received commandments; if he may come to you, receive him; 11and Jesus, called Justus, who being of the circumcision: these are my only fellow-laborers in the kingdom of God, who have been made a comfort to me. 12Epaphras, who is from you, the servant of Jesus Christ, always agonizing in your behalf in his prayers, in order that you may stand perfect even having been fully carried away in all the will of God, salutes you. 13For I testify to him, that he always has much solicitude for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those who are in Hierapolis. 14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.

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

15Salute the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in their house.

16And when the letter may be read by you, cause that it may also be read in the church of the Laodiceans; and that you may also read the letter from Laodicea. 17And say to Archippus; Take heed to the ministry which you received in the Lord, that you may fill it.

18Salutation of me Paul with my own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.

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