- ¶ MASTERS, do to your servants that which is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
- ¶ Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
- And pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for preaching, to speak the mystery of Christ for whose sake I am a prisoner,
- So that I may make it manifest and speak about it as I should.
- ¶ Live wisely in peace with those who are outside the church, and avoid offending.
- Let your conversation be gracious, seasoned with salt, and you should know how to answer every man.
- ¶ All things concerning me will be made known to you by Tychicus, who is a beloved brother and a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord,
- Whom I send to you for this very purpose, that he may know the state of your affairs and comfort your hearts,
- Together with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you.
They shall make known to you all the things which have happened to us.
- Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, salutes you, together with Mark, cousin to Barnabas, concerning whom you have been instructed;
and if he comes, receive him,
- And Jesus, who is called Justus.
These are of the circumcision, and the only ones who have helped me toward the kingdom of God;
and they have been a comfort to me.
- Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always labouring for you in prayer, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
- For I can testify concerning him that he has a great zeal for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
- Luke, the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
- Salute the brethren in Laodicea, and salute Nymphas and his family and the congregation that meets at his house.
- And when this epistle has been read to you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans;
and likewise you read the epistle written from Laodicea.
- And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which you have received in our Lord and that you fulfill it.
- This salutation is by the hand of me, Paul.
Remember my imprisonment.
Grace be with you.