Colossians - Chapter 4 | American Standard Version

  • 1. Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
  • 2. Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;
  • 3. withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;
  • 4. that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
  • 5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
  • 6. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
  • 7. All my affairs shall Tychicus make known unto you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord:
  • 8. whom I have sent you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts;
  • 9. together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things that {cf15i are done} here.
  • 10. Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (touching whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him),
  • 11. and Jesus that is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only {cf15i are my} fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men that have been a comfort unto me.
  • 12. Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
  • 13. For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
  • 14. Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.
  • 15. Salute the brethren that are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house.
  • 16. And when this epistle hath been read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye also read the epistle from Laodicea.
  • 17. And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
  • 18. The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.