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Masters, do to your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that you also have a master in Heaven.

Be steadfast in prayer, watching with thanksgiving;

praying also for us that God may open a door of utterance to us to speak the mystery of Christ (because of which I am also in bonds);

that I should make it clear as it behooves me to speak.

Walk wisely toward those who are outside, rescuing lost time.

Let your speech always be gracious, having been seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer each one.

Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord, shall make known to you my whole state.

I have sent him to you for the same purpose, so that he might know your state and might comfort your hearts

with Onesimus, a faithful and a beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known to you all things here.

10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, salutes you; and Marcus, Barnabas’ cousin (concerning whom you received the commandment: ‘If he comes to you, receive him.’);

11 and Jesus, who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the Kingdom of God who are of the circumcision. They have been a comfort to me.

12 Epaphras, the servant of Christ (who is one of you) greets you and always contends for you in prayers - that you may stand perfect and full in all the will of God.

13 For I bear witness of him, that he has a great zeal for you and for those of Laodicea and those of Hierapolis.

14 Luke, the beloved physician, greets you; and Demas.

15 Greet the brothers who are of Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

16 And when this letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans also, and that you likewise read the letter written from Laodicea.

17 And say to Archippus, ‘Pay attention to the ministry that you have received in the Lord, so that you may fulfill it.’

18 This greeting is by the hand of me, Paul. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.

(written from Rome to the Colossians, and sent by Tychicus, and Onesimus.)

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