Bible: Col 4:7-18
Personal Greetings and Instructions
4:7 Tychicus, a dear brother, faithful minister, and fellow slave 1 in the Lord, will tell you all the news about me. 2 4:8 I sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are doing 3 and that he may encourage your hearts. 4:9 I sent him 4 with Onesimus, the faithful and dear brother, who is one of you. 5 They will tell 6 you about everything here.
4:10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him). 4:11 And Jesus who is called Justus also sends greetings. In terms of Jewish converts, 7 these are the only fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me. 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you and a slave 8 of Christ, 9 greets you. He is always struggling in prayer on your behalf, so that you may stand mature and fully assured 10 in all the will of God. 4:13 For I can testify that he has worked hard 11 for you and for those in Laodicea and Hierapolis. 4:14 Our dear friend Luke the physician and Demas greet you. 4:15 Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters 12 who are in Laodicea and to Nympha and the church that meets in her 13 house. 14 4:16 And after 15 you have read this letter, have it read 16 to the church of Laodicea. In turn, read the letter from Laodicea 17 as well. 4:17 And tell Archippus, “See to it that you complete the ministry you received in the Lord.”