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4:1  Masters, give your slaves what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
4:2  Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.
4:3  At the same time, keep praying for us as well, that God may open up to us a door for the message, to proclaim the mystery of Messiah—for which I am in prison.
4:4  Pray that I may make the mystery clear, as I ought to speak.
4:5  Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
4:6  Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, to know how you ought to answer everyone.
4:7  Tychicus—a dearly loved brother and trustworthy servant and fellow slave to the Lord—will tell you all the news about me.
4:8  I sent him to you for this very purpose, so you may know about us and he may encourage your hearts.
4:9  With him I sent Onesimus—a faithful and dear brother, who is one of your own. They will tell you about everything here.
4:10  My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You received instructions about him—if he comes your way, welcome him.)
4:11  Yeshua who is called Justus also sends his greetings. These are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God that are from among the circumcision—they have been a comfort to me.
4:12  Epaphras, who is one of your own, a slave of Messiah Yeshua, greets you. He is always laboring in prayer on your behalf, so you may stand complete and fully assured about everything that is God’s will.
4:13  For I testify that he has gone to much trouble for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
4:14  Luke, the dearly loved physician, sends you greetings, and so does Demas.
4:15  Greet the brothers and sisters in Laodicea, as well as Nympha and the community that meets in her house.
4:16  When this letter has been read among you, make sure that it is also read in Messiah’s community of Laodicea. In turn, you should read my letter coming from Laodicea.
4:17  Tell Archippus, “See to it that you complete the service you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
4:18  This greeting is in my own hand—Paul’s. Remember my chains! Grace be with you.