- Masters, giue vnto your seruants that which is iust and equall, knowing that yee also haue a Master in heauen.
- Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thankesgiuing:
- Withall, praying also for vs, that God would open vnto vs a doore of vtterance, to speake the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
- That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speake.
- Walke in wisdome toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
- Let your speech bee alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how yee ought to answere euery man.
- All my state shall Tychicus declare vnto you, who is a beloued brother, and a faithfull minister, and fellow seruant in the Lord:
- Whom I haue sent vnto you for the same purpose, that hee might know your estate, and comfort your hearts.
- With Onesimus a faithfull and beloued brother, who is one of you.
They shall make knowen vnto you all things which are done here.
- Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus sisters sonne to Barnabas, (touching whome yee receiued commandements;
if he come vnto you, receiue him:)
- And Iesus, which is called Iustus, who are of the circumcision.
These onely are my fellow workers vnto the kingdome of God, which haue beene a comfort vnto me.
- Epaphras, who is one of you, a seruant of Christ, saluteth you, alwaies labouring feruently for you in praiers, that ye may stand perfect, and complete in all the will of God.
- For I beare him record, that hee hath a great zeale for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
- Luke the beloued physician, and Demas greet you.
- Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, & the church which is in his house.
- And when this Epistle is read amongst you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that ye likewise reade the Epistle from Laodicea,
- And say to Archippus, Take heede to the ministerie, which thou hast receiued in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
- The salutation by the hand of me Paul.
Remember my bonds.
Grace be with you.
Amen.Written from Rome to the Colossians, by Tychicus and Onesimus.