4:1 Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
4:1 Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, for you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;
4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.

4:3 and pray for us also, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison,
4:3 At the same time pray for us as well that God will open to us a door for the word, that we may declare the mystery of Christ, for which I am in prison,

4:4 that I may make it clear, as I ought to speak.
4:4 so that I may reveal it clearly, as I should.

4:5 Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.
4:5 Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.

4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer every one.
4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.

4:7 Tych'icus will tell you all about my affairs; he is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
4:7 Tychicus will tell you all the news about me; he is a beloved brother, a faithful minister, and a fellow servant in the Lord.

4:8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts,
4:8 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know how we are and that he may encourage your hearts;

4:9 and with him Ones'imus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of yourselves. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.
4:9 he is coming with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you about everything here.

4:10 Aristar'chus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions -- if he comes to you, receive him),
4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, as does Mark the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom you have received instructions--if he comes to you, welcome him.

4:11 and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.
4:11 And Jesus who is called Justus greets you. These are the only ones of the circumcision among my co-workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

4:12 Ep'aphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you. He is always wrestling in his prayers on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in everything that God wills.

4:13 For I bear him witness that he has worked hard for you and for those in La-odice'a and in Hi-erap'olis.
4:13 For I testify for him that he has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis.

4:14 Luke the beloved physician and Demas greet you.
4:14 Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas greet you.

4:15 Give my greetings to the brethren at La-odice'a, and to Nympha and the church in her house.
4:15 Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters in Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

4:16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the La-odice'ans; and see that you read also the letter from La-odice'a.
4:16 And when this letter has been read among you, have it read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and see that you read also the letter from Laodicea.

4:17 And say to Archip'pus, "See that you fulfil the ministry which you have received in the Lord."
4:17 And say to Archippus, "See that you complete the task that you have received in the Lord."

4:18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my fetters. Grace be with you.
4:18 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you.