1 Masters, render justice and equity to your servants, knowing that ye also have a Master in Heaven.
2 Persevere in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving; 3 at the same time praying for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ (because of which I have also become bound), 4 that I may make it manifest as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward those without, buying up the opportunity. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
7 All the things relating to me Tychicus will make known to you, the beloved brother, and faithful minister, and fellow-servant in the Lord; 8 whom I sent to you for this very purpose, that ye may know the things that concern us, and that he may comfort your hearts; 9 together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is from among you; they will make known to you all things here.
10 Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, salutes you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom ye received commandments (if he come to you, receive him), 11 and Jesus, who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only are my fellow-workers in the interests of the Kingdom of God, who, indeed, became a comfort to me. 12 Epaphras, who is from among you, salutes you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always striving in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I bear him witness, that he has much concern in behalf of you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, salute you. 15 Salute the brethren in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the assembly in her house. 16 And, when the letter may be read among you, cause that it be read also in the assembly of the Laodiceans, and that ye also read the one from Laodicea. 17 And say to Archippus, "Take heed to the ministry which you received in the Lord, that you fulfill it."