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Colossians 4 - KJV

1 Eph. 6:9Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

2 Luke 18:1;Rom. 12:12Continue in prayer, and watch in the same ch. 2:7with thanksgiving;

3 Eph. 6:19Withal praying also for us, that God would 1 Cor. 16:9;2 Cor. 2:12open unto us a door of utterance, to speak Eph. 6:19the mystery of Christ, Eph. 6:20;Phil. 1:7for which I am also in bonds:

4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

5 Eph. 5:15Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, Eph. 5:16redeeming the time.

6 Let your speech be alway Eccl. 10:12with grace, Mark 9:50seasoned with salt, 1 Pet. 3:15that you may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Tychicus and Onesimus

7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:

8 Eph. 6:22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;

9 With Philem. 10Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.

Greetings and final instructions

10 Acts 19:29Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Acts 15:37;2 Tim. 4:11Marcus, 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 Philem. 23Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always Rom. 15:30[a]labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand Mat. 5:48;1 Cor. 2:6perfect and [b]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 2 Tim. 4:11Luke, the beloved physician, and 2 Tim. 4:10Demas, greet you.

15 Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and Rom. 16:5;1 Cor. 16:19the church which is in his house.

16 And when 1 Thes. 5:27this epistle is read amongst 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 Philem. 2Archippus, Take heed to 1 Tim. 4:6the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

18 1 Cor. 16:21;2 Thes. 3:17The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Heb. 13:3Remember my bonds. Heb. 13:25Grace be with you. Amen.

Written from Rome to the Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.


a. Colossians 4:12 Or, striving
b. Colossians 4:12 Or, filled

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