Modern Literal Version

 [Colossians 4]4:1 The lords: provideĎ the just and the equal things to yourĎ bondservants; knowing that youĎ also have a Lord in the heavens.

     4:2 PersevereĎ in yourĎ prayer, watching in it in thanksgiving; 4:3 praying at the same time concerning us also, in order that God may open a door of the word to us, to speak the mystery of the Christ, because of which I have also been bound; 4:4 in order that I may manifest it, as it is essential for me to speak. 4:5 WalkĎ in wisdom toward those who are outside, buying up the time.4:6Let yourĎ speech always be in gratitude, having been seasoned in salt, that youĎ may know how it is essential for youĎ to answer each one.

     4:7 Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful servant, and my fellow bondservant in the Lord will make all things known to youĎ from me; 4:8 whom I have sent to youĎ*for this same thing, in order that he might know about the things concerning youĎ and in order that he may comfort yourĎ hearts; 4:9 together with Onesimus, the faithful and beloved brother, who is one from youĎ. They will be making all things known to youĎ which are done here.

     4:10 Aristarchus my fellow captive greets youĎ, and Mark, the cousin to Barnabas (concerning whom youĎ received commandments; if he comes to youĎ, acceptĎ him), 4:11 and Jesus who is called* Justus, who is from the circumcision. These are my only fellow workers in the kingdom of God, those who became a comfort to me. 4:12 Epaphras, a bondservant of Christ, the one from youĎ, greets youĎ. He is always fighting on yourĎ behalf in his prayers, in order that youĎ might stand complete and having been fulfilled in all the will of God. 4:13 For* I am testifying of him, that he has much zeal on yourĎ behalf, and those in Laodicea and those in Hierapolis. 4:14 Luke, the beloved physician and Demas greet youĎ. 4:15 GreetĎ the brethren who are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the congregation* which is in his house.

     4:16 And whenever this letter has been read before youĎ, doĎforward it, in order that it should also be read in the congregation* of the Laodiceans, and in order that youĎ also should read the letter from Laodicea. 4:17 And sayĎ to Archippus, Beware that the service which you have received in the Lord, *that you should fulfill it.

     4:18 The greeting from me, Paul, with my own hand. RememberĎ my bonds. Grace is with youĎ. Amen.

     {NOTES: Please read the Preface and other non-bible sections. * is our universal footnoting for words contained in the 'Definitions' section. These words are NOT the same Greek word as the non-asterisk form; i.e. *FOR is different from FOR* is different from FOR.}

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1999, 2014 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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