To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse:
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the LORD Jesus
We give thanks to God and the Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, praying
always for you,
That ye might walk worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful
in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the LORD, so walk ye in him:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and
admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
with grace in your hearts to the LORD.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD
Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing
unto the LORD.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the LORD, and not unto men;
Knowing that of the LORD ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the LORD Christ.
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother,
and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the LORD.
And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received
in the LORD, that thou fulfil it.