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Colossians 4 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:1 - Masters, treat your bondservants[fn] justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Further Instructions

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison—
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:4 - that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:5 - Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Final Greetings

(cf. Eph 6:21, 22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant[fn] in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:8 - I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him),
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Give my greetings to the brothers[fn] at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - And when this letter has been read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you also read the letter from Laodicea.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:18 - I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
ESV Footnotes
For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; likewise for servant in verse 12
For the contextual rendering of the Greek word sundoulos, see Preface
Or brothers and sisters
ESV

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