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Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:1 - Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:2 - Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:3 - and pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison,

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:4 - that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:5 - Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:7 - Tych'icus will tell you all about my affairs; he is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:9 - and with him Ones'imus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of yourselves. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:10 - Aristar'chus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions--if he comes to you, receive him),

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:11 - and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:12 - Ep'aphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:13 - For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in La-odice'a and in Hi-erap'olis.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:14 - Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:15 - Give my greetings to the brethren at La-odice'a, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:16 - And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the La-odice'ans; and see that you read also the letter from La-odice'a.

Unchecked Copy BoxCol 4:17 - And say to Archip'pus, "See that you fulfil the ministry which you have received in the Lord."

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

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