1 Masters, present to the bondmen what is right and equitable, knowing that ye also have a Master in heavens.
2 Continue in prayer, being vigilant in it with thankfulness. 3 Praying simultaneously about us also, so that God may open to us a door of the word, to speak the mystery of the Christ, because of which I have also been bound, 4 so that I may make it known as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those outside, redeeming the time, 6 your speech always with grace seasoned with salt, to know how it is fitting for you to answer each one.
7 Tychicus will make known to you all things about me, the beloved brother and faithful helper and fellow bondman in Lord. 8 Whom I sent to you for this same thing, so that he may know the things about you, and may encourage your hearts, 9 with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother who is of you. They will make known to you all things here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom ye received orders, if he comes to you, welcome him), 11 and Jesus who is called Justus, these being the only fellow workmen from the circumcision for the kingdom of God, men who became a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, the bondman of Christ from you, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers, so that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God. 13 For I testify about him, that he has much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you. 15 Salute the brothers in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly associated with his house. 16 And when the letter has been read among you, cause that it be read also in the congregation of Laodiceans, and that ye also read the one from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Watch the ministry that thou received in Lord so that thou may fulfill it.