The Saints are told to be wise in all things—Luke and others greet the Colossians.
2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a adoor of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.
7 All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
9 With aOnesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known unto you all things which are done here.
11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the acircumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
12 aEpaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
13 For I bear him record, that he hath a great azeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
14 Luke, the beloved physician, and aDemas, greet you.
15 Salute the brethren which are in aLaodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.
16 And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the aepistle from Laodicea.
17 And say to aArchippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
¶ Written from Rome to the Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.