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Colossians 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:1 - Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Further Instructions

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:2 - Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our 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 proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:5 - Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Final Greetings

(cf. Eph 6:21, 22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant[fn] in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:8 - I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our[fn] circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. They will tell you everything that is happening here.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews[fn] among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - Tell Archippus: “See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord.”
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:18 - I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.
NIV Footnotes
Or slave; also in verse 12
Some manuscripts that he may know about your
Greek only ones of the circumcision group

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