He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer,
Colossians 4:1 The masters! that which is righteous and equal to the servants give ye, having known that ye also have a Master in the heavens. Colossians 4:2 In the prayer continue ye, watching in it in thanksgiving; Colossians 4:3 praying at the same time also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to speak the secret of the Christ, because of which also I have been bound, Colossians 4:4 that I may manifest it, as it behoveth me to speak;
to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ.
Colossians 4:5 in wisdom walk ye toward those without, the time forestalling; Colossians 4:6 your word always in gracewith salt being seasonedto know how it behoveth you to answer each one. Colossians 4:7 All the things concerning me make known to you shall Tychicusthe beloved brother, and faithful ministrant, and fellow-servant in the Lord Colossians 4:8 whom I did send unto you for this very thing, that he might know the things concerning you, and might comfort your hearts, Colossians 4:9 with Onesimus the faithful and beloved brother, who is of you; all things to you shall they make known that [are] here.
He saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperity.
Colossians 4:10 Salute you doth Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, and Marcus, the nephew of Barnabas, (concerning whom ye did receive commandsif he may come unto you receive him,) Colossians 4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus, who are of the circumcision: these only [are] fellow-workers for the reign of God who did become a comfort to me. Colossians 4:12 Salute you doth Epaphras, who [is] of you, a servant of Christ, always striving for you in the prayers, that ye may stand perfect and made full in all the will of God, Colossians 4:13 for I do testify to him, that he hath much zeal for you, and those in Laodicea, and those in Hierapolis. Colossians 4:14 Salute you doth Lukas, the beloved physician, and Demas; Colossians 4:15 salute ye those in Laodiceabrethren, and Nymphas, and the assembly in his house; Colossians 4:16 and when the epistle may be read with you, cause that also in the assembly of the Laodiceans it may be read, and the [epistle] from Laodicea that ye also may read; Colossians 4:17 and say to Archippus, 'See to the ministration that thou didst receive in the Lord, that thou mayest fulfil it.' Colossians 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me, Paul; remember my bonds; the grace [is] with you. Amen.