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1Masters, give to your servants that which is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
Exhortations
2#Lk 18:1; Eph 6:18Continue in prayer, and be watchful with thanksgiving, 3#Eph 6:19–20; Ac 14:27while praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, 4#Eph 6:20that I may reveal it clearly, as I ought to speak. 5#Mk 4:11; Eph 5:15–17Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, wisely using the opportunity. 6#Mk 9:50; 1Pe 3:15Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you should answer everyone.
Final Greetings
7#Ac 20:4; Col 4:9Tychicus, who is a beloved brother and a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me. 8#Eph 6:22; Col 2:2I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that he might know your circumstances and comfort your hearts, 9with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you everything which is happening here.
10#Ac 19:29; 27:2Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received instructions: If he comes to you, receive him), 11#Ac 11:2and 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#Ro 15:30; Col 1:7Epaphras greets you. He is one of you, a servant of Christ, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand mature and complete in the entire will of God. 13#Col 2:1I bear witness of him, that he has a great zeal for you, those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. 14#Phm 1:24; 2Ti 4:10–11Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you. 15#Ro 16:5Greet the brothers who are in Laodicea, and Nympha, and the church which is in his house.
16#1Th 5:27; 2Th 3:14When this epistle is read among you, ensure that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you, likewise, read the epistle from Laodicea.
17#Phm 1:2Tell Archippus, “Make sure that you fulfill the ministry which you have received in the Lord.”
18#1Co 16:21; 1Ti 6:21I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.