Colossians - Chapter 4 | New King James Version

  • 1. Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
  • 2. Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
  • 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,
  • 4. that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
  • 5. Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
  • 6. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
  • 7. Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
  • 8. I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he {cf2super [11]} may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts,
  • 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.
  • 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),
  • 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.
  • 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 {cf2super [12]} in all the will of God.
  • 13. For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal {cf2super [13]} for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
  • 14. Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
  • 15. Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and the church that is in his {cf2super [14]} house.
  • 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.
  • 17. And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it."
  • 18. This salutation by my own hand--Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.