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Colossians 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.

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At the same time pray for us too, that God may open a door for the message so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.

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Pray that I may make it known as I should.

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Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

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

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Tychicus, a dear brother, faithful minister, and fellow slave in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

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I sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.

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I sent him with Onesimus, the faithful and dear 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, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him).

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And Jesus who is called Justus also sends greetings. In terms of Jewish converts, these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

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Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave of Christ, greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

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For I can testify that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

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Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you.

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Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters who are in Laodicea and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.

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And after you have read this letter, have it read to the church of Laodicea. In turn, read the letter from Laodicea as well.

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I, Paul, write this greeting by my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
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