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4:1  Masters, grant your slaves justice and fairness, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
4:2  Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
4:3  praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned;
4:4  that I may make it clear in the way that I ought to proclaim it.
4:5  Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
4:6  Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.
4:7  As to all my affairs, Tychicus, our beloved brother and faithful servant and fellow bond-servant in the Lord, will bring you information.
4:8  For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;
4:9  and with him is Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of your own. They will inform you about the whole situation here.
4:10  Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas’ cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
4:11  and also Jesus who is called Justus; these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God who are from the circumcision, and they have proved to be an encouragement to me.
4:12  Epaphras, who is one of your own, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his greetings, always striving earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
4:13  For I testify for him that he has a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
4:14  Luke, the beloved physician, sends you his greetings, and Demas does also.
4:15  Greet the brothers and sisters who are in Laodicea and also Nympha and the church that is in her house.
4:16  When this letter is read among you, have it also read in the church of the Laodiceans; and you, for your part, read my letter that is coming from Laodicea.
4:17  Tell Archippus, “See to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, so that you may fulfill it.”
4:18  I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my imprisonment. Grace be with you.