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Colossians 4 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Masters, deal with your slaves justly and fairly, since you know that you too have a Master in heaven.

Speaking to God and Others
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Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.

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At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains,

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so that I may make it known as I should.

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Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

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Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

Final Greetings
(cf. Eph 6:21, 22 )
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Tychicus, our dearly loved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

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I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are[fn] and so that he may encourage your hearts.

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He is coming with Onesimus, a faithful and dearly loved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you about everything here.

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Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark, Barnabas’s cousin (concerning whom you have received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),

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and so does Jesus who is called Justus. These alone of the circumcised are my coworkers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

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Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. He is always wrestling for you in his prayers, so that you can stand mature and fully assured[fn] in everything God wills.

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For I testify about him that he works hard[fn] for you, for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis.

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Luke, the dearly loved physician, and Demas send you greetings.

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Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her home.

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After this letter has been read at your gathering, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.

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And tell Archippus, “Pay attention to the ministry you have received in the Lord, so that you can accomplish it.”

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I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Other mss read that he may know how you are
Other mss read and complete
Other mss read he has a great zeal
Other mss add Amen.

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