1Masters,⚓ give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
2⚓Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it ⚓with thanksgiving;
3⚓meanwhile praying also for us, that God would ⚓open to us a door for the word, to speak ⚓the mystery of Christ, ⚓for which I am also in chains,
4that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
5⚓Walk in ⚓wisdom toward those who are outside, ⚓redeeming the time.
6Let your speech always be⚓with grace, ⚓seasoned with salt, ⚓that you may know how you ought to answer each one.
7⚓Tychicus, a beloved brother, faithful minister, and fellow servant in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me.
8⚓I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may 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 all things which are happening here.
10⚓Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, with ⚓Mark the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions: if he comes to you, welcome him),
11and Jesus who is called Justus. These are my only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are of the circumcision; they have proved to be a comfort to me.
12⚓Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always ⚓laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand ⚓perfect and complete in all the will of God.
13For I bear him witness that he has a great zeal for you, and those who are in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis.
14⚓Luke the beloved physician and ⚓Demas greet you.
15Greet the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas and ⚓the church that is in his house.
Closing Exhortations and Blessing
16Now when ⚓this epistle is read among you, see that it is read also in the church of the Laodiceans, and that you likewise read the epistle from Laodicea.
17And say to ⚓Archippus, “Take heed to ⚓the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
18⚓This salutation by my own hand—Paul. ⚓Remember my chains. Grace be with you. Amen.