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Colossians 3:18
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Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands,(ar) as is fitting in the Lord.
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Colossians 3:19
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Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
Colossians 3:20
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Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Colossians 3:21
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Fathers,[c] do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
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Colossians 3:22
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Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23
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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Colossians 3:24
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since you know that you will receive an inheritance(as) from the Lord as a reward.(at) It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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Colossians 3:25
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Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.(au)
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Colossians 4:1
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Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair,(a) because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
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Colossians 4:2
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Devote yourselves to prayer,(b) being watchful and thankful.
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Colossians 4:3
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And pray for us, too, that God may open a door(c) for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery(d) of Christ, for which I am in chains.(e)
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Colossians 4:4
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Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Colossians 4:5
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Be wise(f) in the way you act toward outsiders;(g) make the most of every opportunity.(h)
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Colossians 4:6
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Let your conversation be always full of grace,(i) seasoned with salt,(j) so that you may know how to answer everyone.(k)
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Colossians 4:7
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Tychicus(l) will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant[a](m) in the Lord.
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Colossians 4:8
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I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our[b] circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts.(n)
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Colossians 4:9
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He is coming with Onesimus,(o) our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.(p) They will tell you everything that is happening here.
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Colossians 4:10
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My fellow prisoner Aristarchus(q) sends you his greetings, as does Mark,(r) the cousin of Barnabas.(s) (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
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Colossians 4:11
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Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings. These are the only Jews[c] among my co-workers(t) for the kingdom of God, and they have proved a comfort to me.
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Colossians 4:12
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Epaphras,(u) who is one of you(v) and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you,(w) that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature(x) and fully assured.
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Colossians 4:13
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I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea(y) and Hierapolis.
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Colossians 4:14
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Our dear friend Luke,(z) the doctor, and Demas(aa) send greetings.
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Colossians 4:15
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Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea,(ab) and to Nympha and the church in her house.(ac)
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Colossians 4:16
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After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read(ad) in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.
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Colossians 4:17
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Tell Archippus:(ae) "See to it that you complete the ministry you have received in the Lord."(af)
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Colossians 4:18
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I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand.(ag) Remember(ah) my chains.(ai) Grace be with you.(aj)
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