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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:1 - Masters, treat your slaves with justice and fairness, because you know that you also have a master in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:2 - Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:4 - Pray that I may make it known as I should.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:5 - Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunities.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer everyone.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus, a dear brother, faithful minister, and fellow slave in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:8 - I sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are doing and that he may encourage your hearts.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - I sent him with Onesimus, the faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you about everything here.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - 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).

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I can testify that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters who are in Laodicea and to Nympha and the church that meets in her house.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - And after you have read this letter, have it read to the church of Laodicea. In turn, read the letter from Laodicea as well.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - And tell Archippus, "See to it that you complete the ministry you received in the Lord."

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:18 - I, Paul, write this greeting by my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.

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