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Colossians 4

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4:1 Masters, give your servants what is right and equal, conscious that you have a Master in heaven.

4:2 Give yourselves to prayer at all times, keeping watch with praise;

4:3 And making prayer for us, that God may give us an open door for the preaching of the word, the secret of Christ, for which I am now in chains;

4:4 So that I may make it clear, as it is right for me to do.

4:5 Be wise in your behaviour to those who are outside, making good use of the time.

4:6 Let your talk be with grace, mixed with salt, so that you may be able to give an answer to everyone.

4:7 Tychicus will give you news of all my business: he is a dear brother and true servant and helper in the word;

4:8 And I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may have news of how we are, and so that he may give your hearts comfort;

4:9 And with him I have sent Onesimus, the true and well-loved brother, who is one of you. They will give you word of everything which is taking place here.

4:10 Aristarchus, my brother-prisoner, sends his love to you, and Mark, a relation of Barnabas (about whom you have been given orders: if he comes to you, be kind to him),

4:11 And Jesus, whose other name is Justus; these are of the circumcision: they are my only brother-workers for the kingdom of God, who have been a comfort to me.

4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.

4:13 For I give witness of him that he has undergone much trouble for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.

4:14 Luke, our well-loved medical friend, and Demas, send you their love.

4:15 Give my love to the brothers in Laodicea and to Nymphas and the church in their house.

4:16 And when this letter has been made public among you, let the same be done in the church of Laodicea; and see that you have the letter from Laodicea.

4:17 Say to Archippus, See that you do the work which the Lord has given you to do.

4:18 I, Paul, give you this word of love in my handwriting. Keep in memory that I am a prisoner. Grace be with you.