Chapter 4Colossians


1 :Lords, render to the bondmen what is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a lord in heaven.

2 Continue steadfastly in :prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving; 3 withal praying for us also, that :God open us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of the Christ, for which I am also †in bonds; 4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those without, redeeming the season. 6 Let your :speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.

7 :All my affairs shall Tychicus make known to you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-bondman in the Lord: 8 whom I have sent unto you for this very purpose, that ye may know :concerning us, and that he may comfort your :hearts; 9 with Onēsimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all the affairs here.

10 Aristarchus my :fellow-prisoner greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him), 11 and Jesus :called Justus, who are from the circumcision: these my only fellow-workers unto the kingdom of :God, who have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras who is one of you, bondman of Christ Jesus, greets you, always striving for you in his :prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all of :God’s will. 13 For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved †:physician, and Dēmas greet you. 15 Greet the brethren in Laodicea, and Nympha, and the church in her house. 16 And when the letter hath been read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye also read the one from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Look to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.

18 The greeting of me Paul with my :hand. Remember my :bonds. :Grace be with you.