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Colossians 4

He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer,

Colossians 4:1 Maisters, do vnto your seruauntes that which is iust & equall, knowyng that ye also haue a maister in heauen. Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watche in the same with thankes geuyng: Colossians 4:3 Praying also for vs, that God may open vnto vs the doore of vtteraunce, that we may speake ye misterie of Christ, wherfore I am also in bondes: Colossians 4:4 That I may vtter it, as I ought to speake.

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

Colossians 4:5 Walke in wisdome towarde the that are without, redeemyng the tyme. Colossians 4:6 Let your speache be alway in grace, powdered with salt, to knowe howe ye ought to aunswere euery man. Colossians 4:7 All my state shall Tychicus declare vnto you, [who is] a beloued brother and faythfull minister, and felowe seruaunt in the Lorde: Colossians 4:8 Whom I haue sent vnto you for the same thyng, that he myght knowe your state, and comfort your heartes, Colossians 4:9 With Onesimus a faythfull and beloued brother, which is of you. They shall shewe you of all thynges which [are] here.

He saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperity.

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my prison felowe saluteth you, & Marcus Barnabas sisters sonne, (touchyng whom ye receaued commaundementes:) If he come vnto you, receaue hym: Colossians 4:11 And Iesus, which is called Iustus, which are of the circumcision. These only are my workefelowes vnto the kyngdome of God, which hath ben vnto my consolation. Colossians 4:12 Epaphras which is of you, a seruaunt of Christe, saluteth you, alwayes labouryng feruently for you in prayers, that ye may stande perfect and fylled in all the wyll of God. Colossians 4:13 For I beare him recorde, that he hath a great zeale for you, and them [that are] in Laodicea, and them [that are] in Hierapolis. Colossians 4:14 Deare Lucas the phisition greeteth you, and Demas. Colossians 4:15 Salute the brethren [which are] in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the Churche which is in his house. Colossians 4:16 And when the epistle is read of you, make that it be read also in the Church of the Laodiceans: and that ye likewise reade the epistle from Laodicea. Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus: take heede to the ministerie that thou hast receaued in the Lorde, that thou fulfyll it. Colossians 4:18 The salutation, by the hande of me, Paul. Remember my bondes. Grace be with you. Amen. {Written from Rome to the Colossians, by Tychicus and Onesimus.}

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