1 Masters, give to your slaves what is just and equal, knowing that you also have a Master in Heaven.
2 Continue in prayer and watch in it with thanksgiving, 3 praying together about us also, that God may open to us a door of the Word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I also have been bound, 4 that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those on the outside, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, having been seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
7 Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord, will make known to you all things about me. 8 I sent him to you for this very purpose, that he might know the things about you, and that he might comfort your hearts, 9 along with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known to you all things here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (regarding whom you received commandments; if he comes to you, receive him), 11 and greetings from Jesus, who is called Justus, those being of the circumcision. These alone are my fellow-workers for the kingdom of God, who became a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras greets you, he being of you, a servant of Christ, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him record that he has a great zeal for you and for those who are in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 15 Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church in his house. 16 And when this letter is read before you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you also read the letter of Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.