THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Saints exhorted to be wise in all things—Luke and others salute the Colossians.
, give unto your
servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a bMaster
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a adoor
of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Let your aspeech be
alway with grace, seasoned with bsalt
, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one
of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done
my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and bMarcus
son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the acircumcision
. These only are my
fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
, 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.
For I bear him record, that he hath a great azeal
for you, and them that are
in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Luke, the beloved physician, and aDemas
, greet you.
Salute the brethren which are in aLaodicea
, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
And 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 aepistle
And say to aArchippus
, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
The salutation by the ahand
of me Paul. Remember my bbonds
. Grace be
with you. Amen.