Chapter Four

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1 Masters, give your slaves what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Constantly engage in prayer, being watchful in this with thinksgiving, 3 while you also pray for us, that God may open a door for the word so we may speak the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned, 4 so I may make it known, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom in the presence of outsiders, making full use of the time. 6 Always let your speech be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
7 All my affairs will be made known to you by Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-slave in the Lord, 8 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our circumstances, and that he may encourage your hearts, 9 together with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything that has happened here.
10 The following send you greetings: Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: welcome him if he comes to you), 11 and Jesus, called Justus. These are the only ones from among the circumcision who are my fellow-workers in the kingdom of God, men who have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a slave of Christ Jesus, greets you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand complete and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I testify about him, that he has much concern for you, and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas send you greetings. 15 Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house. 16 And when this letter has been read aloud among you, be sure that it is also read aloud in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you also read the one from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus: See that you fulfill the ministry which you have received in the Lord.
18 By my hand, the greeting of Paul. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.

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