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Colossians 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Christian Graces; Final Greetings
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:1 - Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Christian Graces
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:2 - Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:4 - that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:5 - Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:6 - Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
Final Greetings
(cf. Eph. 6:21, 22 )
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:8 - I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he[fn] may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with 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. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete[fn] in all the will of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal[fn] for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his[fn] house.
Closing Exhortations and Blessing
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - Now when this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle 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 fulfill it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:18 - This salutation by my own hand—Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads you may know our circumstances and he may.
NU-Text reads fully assured.
NU-Text reads concern.
NU-Text reads Nympha . . . her house.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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