give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to
speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
7All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a
faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
9With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make
known unto you all things which are done here.
my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come
unto you, receive him;)
11And Jesus, which
is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a
comfort unto me.
12Epaphras, who is one of
you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete
in all the will of God.
13For I bear him record,
that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
14Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
15Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which
is in his house.
16And when this epistle is
read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
17And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry
which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen.