1 Masters, render to your servants what is just and equal, knowing also that you have a master in heaven.
2 Be constant in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving, 3 praying also at the same time for us, that God will open to us a door of utterance to declare the mystery of Christ, for which also I am bound, 4 that I may declare it plainly, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom towards those without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your words always be with kindness, seasoned with salt, that you may know how to answer every one.
7 Tychicus will inform you of all things relating to me, who is a beloved brother, and faithful minister, and fellow-servant in the Lord, 8 whom I have sent to you for this purpose, that he may know your affairs and comfort your hearts, 9 with Onesimus the faithful and beloved brother, who is of you; they will tell you of all things here.
10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner salutes you, and Mark the nephew of Barnabas,??oncerning whom you received commandments, if he comes to you receive him,??11 and Jesus called Justus, who are of the circumcision; these are the only co-laborers for the kingdom of God who have been a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always striving for you in prayers that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness that he has great zeal for you and for those in Laodicea, and for those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke the beloved physician, and Demas, salute you. 15 Salute the brothers in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly at his house. 16 And when this letter has been read with you, cause that it be also read by the church of the Laodiceans; and do you also read that from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, Attend to your ministry which you received in the Lord, to perform it fully.
18 The salutation with my hand, Paul's. Remember my bonds. The grace be with you.