1 Masters, award unto the servants that which is right and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Be constant in prayer, watching in the same with thanksgiving; 3 at the same time also praying for us, in order that God may open to us the door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, on account of which I indeed am bound; 4 in order that I may manifest the same, as it behooves me to speak. 5 Walk about in wisdom toward the aliens, buying in the opportunity. 6 Let your word be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how it behooves you to answer each one.
7 Tychicus, my beloved brother, and faithful minister and fellow-laborer in the Lord, will make known to you all things which appertain to me: 8 whom I sent unto you for this same thing, in order that you may know the things concerning us, and he may comfort your hearts; 9 along with our faithful and beloved brother, Onesimus, who is from you; they will truly make known all things to you.
10 Aristarchus my fellow-soldier salutes you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas concerning whom you received commandments; if he may come to you, receive him; 11 and Jesus, called Justus, who being of the circumcision: these are my only fellow-laborers in the kingdom of God, who have been made a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is from you, the servant of Jesus Christ, always agonizing in your behalf in his prayers, in order that you may stand perfect even having been fully carried away in all the will of God, salutes you. 13 For I testify to him, that he always has much solicitude for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those who are in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you. 15 Salute the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in their house. 16 And when the letter may be read by you, cause that it may also be read in the church of the Laodiceans; and that you may also read the letter from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus; Take heed to the ministry which you received in the Lord, that you may fill it.