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Colossians 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Final Instructions and Greetings

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Masters, show to your slaves what is right and fair, knowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

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Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been bound,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:4 - that I may make it manifest in the way I ought to speak.
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Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, redeeming the time.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your [fn]words always be [fn]with grace, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should answer each person.
(cf. Eph 6:21, 22 )
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Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all my affairs,

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:8 - whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - [fn]and with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will inform you about the whole situation here.
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Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received [fn]instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - and also Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be a comfort to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - Epaphras, who is one of your number, a slave of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand [fn]complete and fully assured in all the will of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I testify for him that he has [fn]a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and also Demas.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea and also [fn]Nympha and the church that is in [fn]her house.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - And when [fn]this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part read [fn]my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - And say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may [fn]fulfill it.”
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The greeting is in my own hand[fn]Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

LSB Footnotes
Lit word
Or gracious
Lit along with Onesimus
Or commands
Or firm
Or much toil, great pain
Or Nymphas (masc)
One early ms their
Lit the
Lit the
Or continually fulfill
Lit Paul’s

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