1: Masters, give to [your] servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. 2: Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3: At the same time 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 bonds: 4: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5: Walk in wisdom towards them that are without, redeeming the time. 6: Let your speech [be] always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 7: All my state shall Tychicus declare to you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellow-servant in the Lord: 8: Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that he may know your state, and comfort your hearts; 9: With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They will make known to you all things which [are done] here. 10: Aristarchus, my fellow-prisoner, saluteth you; and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (concerning whom ye received commandments: if he should come to you, receive him;) 11: And Jesus, who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only [are my] fellow-workers to the kingdom of God, who have been a comfort to me. 12: Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. 13: For I bear him testimony, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis. 14: Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. 15: Salute the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house. 16: 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 [epistle] from Laodicea. 17: And say to Archippus, take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it. 18: The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen.