1 Masters, deal justly and fairly with your slaves, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2 Be unwearied in prayer, and keep awake in it when giving thanks. 3 Keep on praying for me, too, that God may open for me a door of utterance to speak the secret truth of Christ, for which I am a prisoner. 4 Pray that I may unfold it as I ought to speak. 5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward those without, buying up your opportunities. 6 Let your speech be always gracious, with a savor of salt, and learn how to give every man a fitting answer.
7 Tychicus, my beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all that concerns me. 8 I have sent him with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, one of your own number, for this very purpose, to let you know how I am, and to cheer your hearts. 9 They will inform you of all that goes on here.
10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, salutes you, and Marcus, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, make him welcome), and Jesus surnamed Justas. 11 These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God, belonging to the circumcision, who have been any comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, one of yourselves, salutes you, a slave of Christ who is always agonizing for you in his prayers, that you may stand firm, mature, and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I can testify to his deep interest in you and in those in Laodicea and Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, salutes you, and so does Demas. 15 Salute the brothers in Laodicea; Nympha also, and the church which meets at her house. 16 And when this letter has been read to you, see that it is read also in the church of Laodiceans, and that you also read the letter from Laodicea. 17 And tell Archippas to take heed to the ministry which he has received in the Lord, that he may fulfill it.