1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
4:1 ¶ Masters, render unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.
4:2 Continue stedfastly in prayer, watching therein with thanksgiving;
4:3 withal praying for us also, that God may open unto us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds;
4:4 that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer each one.
4:7 All my affairs shall Tychicus make known unto you, the beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord:
4:8 whom I have sent you for this very purpose, that ye may know our state, and that he may comfort your hearts;
4:9 together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things that [are done] here.
4:10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (touching whom ye received commandments; if he come unto you, receive him),
4:11 and Jesus that is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only [are my] fellow-workers unto the kingdom of God, men that have been a comfort unto me.
4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, saluteth you, always striving for you in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
4:13 For I bear him witness, that he hath much labor for you, and for them in Laodicea, and for them in Hierapolis.
4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas salute you.
4:15 Salute the brethren that are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church that is in their house.
4:16 And when this epistle hath been read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye also read the epistle from Laodicea.
4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
4:18 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you.
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