The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians
1 – Masters, do to your servants that which is just and equal: knowing that you also have a master in heaven.
2 – Be instant in prayer; watching in it with thanksgiving:
3 – Praying withal for us also, that God may open unto us a door of speech to speak the mystery of Christ (for which also I am bound;)
4 – That I may make it manifest as I ought to speak.
5 – Walk with wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time.
6 – Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.
7 – All the things that concern me, Tychicus, our dearest brother, and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord, will make known to you,
8 – Whom I have sent to you for this same purpose, that he may know the things that concern you, and comfort your hearts,
9 – With Onesimus, a most beloved and faithful brother, who is one of you. All things that are done here, they shall make known to you.
10 – Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin german of Barnabus, touching whom you have received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him:
11 – And Jesus, that is called Justus: who are of the circumcision: these only are my helpers in the kingdom of God; who have been a comfort to me.
12 – Epaphras saluteth you, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, who is always solicitous for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect, and full in all the will of God.
13 – For I bear him testimony that he hath much labour for you, and for them that are at Laodicea, and them at Hierapolis.
14 – Luke, the most dear physician, saluteth you: and Demas.
15 – Salute the brethren who are at Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in his house.
16 – And when this epistle shall have been read with you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that you read that which is of the Laodiceans.
17 – And say to Archippus: Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
18 – The salutation of Paul with my own hand. Be mindful of my bands. Grace be with you. Amen
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