NASB — Colossians 4 — KJV

Fellow Workers

1 Masters, grant to your slaves justice and fairness, aknowing that you too have a Master in heaven.

[1] aEp 6:9

2aDevote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with [an attitude of] thanksgiving; 3 praying at the same time afor us as well, that God will open up to us a bdoor for cthe word, so that we may speak forth dthe mystery of Christ, for which I have also ebeen imprisoned; 4 that I may make it clear ain the way I ought to speak.

[2] aAc 1:14; Ep 6:18
[3] aEp 6:19 bAc 14:27 c2Ti 4:2 dEp 3:3, 4; 6:19 eEp 6:20
[4] aEp 6:20

5IaConduct yourselves with wisdom toward boutsiders, IIcmaking the most of the opportunity. 6 aLet your speech always be Iwith grace, [as though] seasoned with bsalt, so that you will know how you should crespond to each person.

[5] ILit Walk IILit redeeming the time aEp 5:15 bMk 4:11 cEp 5:16
[6] IOr gracious aEp 4:29 bMk 9:50 c1P 3:15

7aAs to all my affairs, bTychicus, [our] cbeloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information. 8 a[For] I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may bencourage your hearts; 9 Iand with him aOnesimus, [our] faithful and bbeloved brother, cwho is one of your [number]. They will inform you about the whole situation here.

[7] aCol 4:7-9: Ep 6:21, 22 bAc 20:4; 2Ti 4:12 cEp 6:21; Col 1:7
[8] aEp 6:22 bCol 2:2
[9] ILit along with Onesimus aPhm 10 bCol 1:7 cCol 4:12

10aAristarchus, my bfellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and [also] cBarnabas’s cousin Mark (about whom you received Iinstructions; dif he comes to you, welcome him); 11 and [also] Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only afellow workers for the kingdom of God bwho are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me. 12 aEpaphras, bwho is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always claboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may Istand IIdperfect and IIIfully assured in all the will of God. 13 For I testify for him that he has Ia deep concern for you and for those who are in aLaodicea and Hierapolis. 14 aLuke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and [also] bDemas. 15 Greet the brethren who are in aLaodicea and also INympha and bthe church that is in IIher house. 16 aWhen Ithis letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part aread Imy letter [that is coming] from bLaodicea. 17 Say to aArchippus, “Take heed to the bministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may Ifulfill it.”

[10] IOr orders aAc 19:29; 27:2; Phm 24 bRo 16:7 cAc 4:36; 12:12, 25; 15:37, 39 d2Ti 4:11
[11] aRo 16:3 bAc 11:2
[12] IOr stand firm IIOr complete or mature IIIOr made complete aCol 1:7; Phm 23 bCol 4:9 cRo 15:30 dCol 1:28
[13] IOr much toil or great pain aCol 2:1; 4:15f
[14] a2Ti 4:11; Phm 24 b2Ti 4:10; Phm 24
[15] IOr Nymphas (masc) IIOne early ms reads their aCol 2:1; 4:13, 16 bRo 16:5
[16] ILit the a1Th 5:27; 2Th 3:14 bCol 2:1; 4:13, 15
[17] IOr continually fulfill aPhm 2 b2Ti 4:5

18II, Paul, awrite this greeting with my own hand. bRemember my IIcimprisonment. dGrace be with you.

[18] ILit The greeting by my hand of Paul IILit bonds a1Co 16:21 bHe 13:3 cPhp 1:7; Col 4:3 d1Ti 6:21; 2Ti 4:22; Tit 3:15; He 13:25


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He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer,

1 ¶ Masters, give unto [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 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto 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.

[1] Lv 19:13; 25:39; Dt 15:12; 24:14; Ne 5:5; Jb 24:11; 31:13; Ec 5:8; Is 58:3, 5; Jr 34:9; Mal 3:5; Mt 23:8; 24:48; Lk 16:1; 19:15; Ep 6:8, 9; Jm 2:13; 5:4; Rv 17:14; 19:16.
[2] 1S 12:23; Jb 15:4; 27:8; Ps 55:16; 109:4; Mt 26:41; Mk 13:33; Lk 18:1; 21:36; Ro 12:12; Ep 6:18; Php 4:6; Col 1:9; 2:7; 3:15, 17; 4:12; 1Th 5:17; 1P 4:7.
[3] Mt 13:11; Ro 15:30; 1Co 4:1; 16:9; 2Co 2:12; Ep 3:1; 4:1; 6:19, 20; Php 1:7, 13, 19; Col 1:26; 2:2; 1Th 5:25; 2Th 3:1; 2Ti 1:16; 2:9; Phm 1:22; He 13:18; Rv 3:7.
[4] Mt 10:26; Ac 4:29; 5:29; 1Co 2:4; 2Co 2:14; 3:12; 4:1; Ep 6:20; Col 4:6.

to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ.

5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: 8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts; 9 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They shall make known unto you all things which [are done] here.

[5] Ps 90:12; Mt 10:16; Ro 16:19; 1Co 5:12; 14:19; Ep 5:15, 16; Col 3:16; 1Th 4:12; 1Ti 3:7; Jm 1:5; 3:13, 17; 1P 3:1.
[6] Lv 2:13; Dt 6:6; 11:19; 2K 2:20; 1Ch 16:24; Ps 37:30; 40:9; 45:2; 66:16; 71:15, 23; 78:3; 105:2; 119:13, 46; Pv 10:21; 15:4, 7; 16:21; 22:17; 25:11; 26:4; Ec 10:12; Mal 3:16; Mt 5:13; 12:34; Mk 9:50; Lk 4:22; 20:20; Ep 4:29; Col 3:16; 1P 3:15.
[7] Ac 20:4; 1Co 4:1; Ep 6:21; Php 2:25; Col 4:9, 12; 2Ti 4:12; Tit 3:12.
[8] Is 40:1; 61:2; 1Co 4:17; 2Co 1:4; 2:7; 12:18; Ep 6:22; Php 2:28; Col 2:2; 1Th 2:11; 3:2, 5; 4:18; 5:11, 14; 2Th 2:17.
[9] Col 4:7; Phm 1:10.

He saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperity.

10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;) 11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only [are my] fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me. 12 Epaphras, 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. 13 For I bear him record, 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 which 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 fulfil it. 18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen. [[[Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]]]

[10] Ac 12:12; 13:5, 13; 15:37; 19:29; 20:4; 27:2; Ro 16:2, 21; 2Ti 4:11; Phm 1:24; 1P 5:13; 2Jn 1:8.
[11] Ac 10:45; 11:2; Ro 4:12; 1Co 3:5; 2Co 6:1; 7:6; Ga 2:7; Ep 2:11; Php 4:3; Col 4:7; 1Th 3:2, 7; Tit 1:10; Phm 1:1, 24.
[12] Mt 5:48; Lk 22:44; Jn 12:26; Ro 15:14, 30; 1Co 2:6; 14:20; 2Co 13:11; Ga 1:10; 4:19; Php 3:12; Col 1:7, 9, 22, 28; 2:1; 4:1, 2; 1Th 5:23; Phm 1:23; He 5:7, 14; 6:1; Jm 1:1; 5:16; 2P 1:1; Jde 1:24.
[13] Ro 10:2; 2Co 8:3; Col 2:1; 4:15; Rv 1:11; 3:14.
[14] 2Ti 4:10, 11; Phm 1:24.
[15] Ro 16:5; 1Co 16:9; Col 4:13; Phm 1:2.
[16] 1Th 5:27.
[17] Lv 10:3; Nu 18:5; 2Ch 29:11; Ezk 44:23; Ac 1:17; 14:23; 20:28; 1Co 4:1; Ep 4:11; 1Ti 4:6, 14, 16; 6:11, 20; 2Ti 1:6; 2:2; 4:1, 5; Phm 1:2.
[18] Ro 16:20, 24; 1Co 16:21; 2Co 13:14; 2Th 3:17; 1Ti 6:21; 2Ti 1:8; 4:22; He 13:3, 25.


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