Thematic Bible

Colossians 4:1 (show verse)

Masters, grant your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you also have a master in heaven.

Colossians 4:2 (show verse)

Be devoted to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving,

Colossians 4:3 (show verse)

praying at the same time for us also, that God may open for us a door of the message, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which also {I am a prisoner},

Colossians 4:4 (show verse)

so that I may reveal it, as it is necessary for me to speak.

Colossians 4:5 (show verse)

Live with wisdom toward those outside, making the most of the time.

Colossians 4:6 (show verse)

Let your speech always [be] with grace, seasoned with salt, so that [you] may know how it is necessary for you to answer each one.

Colossians 4:7 (show verse)

Tychicus, my dear brother and faithful servant and fellow slave in the Lord, will make known to you all {my circumstances},

Colossians 4:8 (show verse)

whom I have sent to you for this very [reason], in order that you may know {our circumstances} and he may encourage your hearts,

Colossians 4:9 (show verse)

together with Onesimus, my faithful and dear brother, who is [one] of you. They will make known to you all {the circumstances} here.

Colossians 4:10 (show verse)

Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions--if he should come to you, welcome him),

Colossians 4:11 (show verse)

and Jesus who is called Justus. These [are] the only ones who are fellow workers for the kingdom of God from the circumcision, who have been a comfort to me.

Colossians 4:12 (show verse)

Epaphras, who is [one] of you, greets you, a slave of Christ always struggling on behalf of you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Colossians 4:13 (show verse)

For I testify to him that {he is working hard} on behalf of you and those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis.

Colossians 4:14 (show verse)

Luke the physician, our dear friend, greets you, [as does] Demas.

Colossians 4:15 (show verse)

Greet the brothers in Laodicea, and Nympha and the church in her house.

Colossians 4:16 (show verse)

And whenever this letter is read among you, {see to it} that it is read also among the Laodicean church, and that you also read the [letter] from Laodicea.

Colossians 4:17 (show verse)

And tell Archippus, "Direct your attention to the ministry that you received in the Lord, in order that you may complete it."

Colossians 4:18 (show verse)

The greeting [is] by my hand, Paul's. Remember my {imprisonment}. Grace [be] with you.