Colossians Chapter 4
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Hee exhorteth them to bee feruent in prayer, 5 to walke wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ. 10 Hee saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperitie.
Masters, giue vnto your seruants that which is iust and equall, knowing that yee also haue a Master in heauen.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thankesgiuing:
Withall, praying also for vs, that God would open vnto vs a doore of vtterance, to speake the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speake.
Walke in wisdome toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Let your speech bee alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how yee ought to answere euery man.
All my state shall Tychicus declare vnto you, who is a beloued brother, and a faithfull minister, and fellow seruant in the Lord:
Whom I haue sent vnto you for the same purpose, that hee might know your estate, and comfort your hearts.
With Onesimus a faithfull and beloued brother, who is one of you. They shall make knowen vnto you all things which are done here.
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus sisters sonne to Barnabas, (touching whome yee receiued commandements; if he come vnto you, receiue him:)
And Iesus, which is called Iustus, who are of the circumcision. These onely are my fellow workers vnto the kingdome of God, which haue beene a comfort vnto me.
Epaphras, who is one of you, a seruant of Christ, saluteth you, alwaies labouring feruently for you in praiers, that ye may stand perfect, and complete in all the will of God.12
For I beare him record, that hee hath a great zeale for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
Luke the beloued physician, and Demas greet you.
Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, & the church which is in his house.
And when this Epistle is read amongst you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans: and that ye likewise reade the Epistle from Laodicea,
And say to Archippus, Take heede to the ministerie, which thou hast receiued in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.
The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be with you. Amen. Written from Rome to the Colossians, by Tychicus and Onesimus.
Colossians Chapter 4 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
12 Or, striuing , Or, filled.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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